The lilacs bloomed very spotty this year.
After the blooms had formed and gotten to a certain stage we had some
hard freezes and so I only had five lilacs bushes with any blooms.
Thankfully the Sensation lilac was one that had a few blooms survive.
In the Summer I always have an ice cube tray filled with little rosebuds
ready to dress up a glass of lemonade or water.
It's just one of those little touches that makes an ordinary day a little less ordinary!
Here's some pretty little silverware I found on Etsy.
It had a lovely pattern and was priced well too.
It is so nice to be able to go out in the garden every day and
cut a bouquet to bring in the house to enjoy.
Just another thing to be thankful for!
Now it is irises and lilacs...
soon it will be peonies and roses.
...but for now, I think the rose buds make my water glass
look pretty sweet!
This is what is happening in the garden the past several days.
A broken flower part gets another chance at life
(after it got killed by a runaway lawnmower last year)
I love bearded iris!
This particular one originally came from a friends garden.
and now it has made it's way from my garden to other friend's gardens.
I think shared plants is the best way to garden, don't you?
foxglove and columbine
I am leaving tomorrow for a family reunion and will be away
from a computer for a few days,
but I really wanted to share more of the lilacs and these pretty blossoms
before they were too far gone to be pretty.
My peonies are coming on early this year and so today I sold a lot
of the blooms to a florist because the early ones will have opened
before I am home from my reunion.
It's the first time I have ever sold blooms from the garden,
and the florist was happy to have them.
I think I might do it every year with my peonies
since I have SO many of them---too many, some might say : )
I will be home in time to enjoy some of the mid to late peonies,
and will have some photos to share of them here.
I will be catching up with all of you after I am back from my little getaway
and hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well!