I have waited all year for just this time of year.
To me the lilac has the prettiest form of all the blooms in the garden.
And the loveliest scent.
But that isn't why I love it so much.
It is the memories that this bloom evokes.
When the scent of lilacs fill the garden it always brings back the days when my family
would pile in the car and travel the 240 miles to my grandparent's home where we would
again see many of our cousins and spend days playing in
my grandmother's garden together.
This past weekend we had all of our children and grandchildren here.
The lilacs are blooming and so while the children were all out playing in the garden I
thought of those special times in my own childhood and wondered
if my grandchildren would associate the smell of the lilacs later in their lives
to the memories of their own time spent here with family.
I sure hope so!!!!
You can't believe all the photos I am taking of them this year.
Many to be shown in my next post and some on the garden blog.
(the link is at the top of my sidebar)
I could literally have bouquets all over the house of them.
I always wondered why a flower so beautiful should have such a short vase-life : (
Here is a photo of an old swing I found at a favorite shop about a month ago.
I love the green chippy paint.
I had it hung in what I call the Summer House.
It is really another gazebo in my garden, but this one is square
and a perfect place to hang a swing.
And on top of having the lilacs, I have my sweet little lily-of-the-valley
blooming like crazy now too!
This little Cath Kidston cup that my neighbor gave me as a gift
is the perfect vase for them.
I have this cup sitting on my bedside table
and the intoxicating smell of the little blooms is wonderful to fall to sleep to.
Here are more photos of the blooming trees that are in and around the garden.
Some have now lost their blooms to the strong winds we have had,
but I took the photos just before.
I cut some branches from the crabapples and enjoyed them in the house.
I set up a little shoot with some pin cushions I ordered
from Peony and Sage and the blossoms from my trees.
I adore the blooms on these trees.
As you can tell by all the pictures I take of them : o
These tress sit behind the house and color up the entire backyard!! !
In the front garden I have several white blooming crabapple trees.
The bees have been working all the trees this past week and I love it when I walk
under them and can hear the humming as they go about their work.
This little tree is a weeping Red Jade crabapple tree.
My favorite white blooming crabapple in the whole garden!
It's mature size is about fifteen feet and is perfect for a
The limbs weep almost all the way to the ground and form a beautiful
canopy over the lawn.
No Spring garden could be without the bleeding heart.
I really love this unique little bloom.
Every day that I walk outside, I am surprised by some new gift the garden
has unwrapped overnight.
I think that is what I love most about gardening.
I am so glad I have you to share it with!