Monday, May 21, 2007

My flower garden

This morning (after having had rain for a week here in NH) I took a stroll around my little flower beds to have a look see. I don't really consider myself a "gardener" but I love to wander around nearly every day just to see what changes have occurred in my little beds. You would think not much but ... nearly every day I can see a plant got bigger or buds are starting to come out or some other little miracle has opened up.

I have my work cut out for me in the upcoming week. I went to a garden center this past weekend (rain won't keep me away!) and got into LOTS of trouble. Of course, this means that some plants will have to be moved around to make room for the newbies. For some reason, this always seems to happen to me - and this time of year I can't wait to get my hands dirty.

And Celebration!! My lilacs are finally blooming!



The picture above is a purple lilac that was already here when we bought our house. However, my little lilac family has expanded to include (2) that my best friend bought as a housewarming gift, as well as a treasured family heirloom plant (if there is such a thing). I was able to successfully transplant a piece of my great-grandmother's white lilac from her farmhouse in Maine to my little corner of the world. It's still small and doesn't have any blooms this year but it's healthy and growing! Can't wait to have her flowers in my home.

8 comments:

knitsteel said...

I too love the lilacs. Our little bitty lilac bushes are done blooming.

CRAFTLINDA said...

What a lovely story.

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

Very sweet story and I love, love, love lilacs. And I didn't get to smell any this spring. :(

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Monica Huete said...

Beautiful flowers, I'm terribly with them, can't keep them alive...

Thanks for your visit and your kind comment. Come back soon.

Besos,

Monica

Hear Me Roar! said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! Thanks for commenting on my blog and listing me as one of the blogs you read. I'll be sure and catch yours also!

Tasha

beautifulbrushstroke said...

I grew up with many lilac bushes. I miss them. Please cut me a bunch and send them my way! Mmmmmm.

Lanedesigns said...

That's a pretty lilac...
Thanks for the rain and sunshine wish....we need it!
Very nice blog..I am going to add you to my link list!

Debra

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Beautiful lilacs. Lovely story!