The last of our lilacs to bloom are our Miss Kim Lilacs, and they are in full swing.
|Me and the Miss Kim Lilacs|
They're just inside the front gate, so when we come into the yard from up top, we walk right past them and enjoy their beauty and fragrance. Here's a closeup:
|Miss Kim Lilacs|
I wish you could smell them!
Let's walk further down our path!
The debris on the path is from all the storms -- it's stuff that grows on our Ash Trees. We call it "Lab Granola" because my great-brother Davy used to try to eat it all the time! (Speaking of whom, for those of you who are new to our blog, Dave really was a Siberian, but he was as laid-back as a Lab and had a penchant for fetching and actually bringing it back! He was wonderful and I loved him from the minute I met him!)
Anyway - let's pause here. This is our Bee Garden:
|"No bees yet!"|
Those taller things are Russian Sage. They will be covered with purple flowers later. The shorter things are Liriope, and they'll eventually have flowers, too. Bees LOVE both of those and will be all over them. Oh! And in the back, by those rocks? That's the Beth Lilac we showed you on Sunday! There is plenty of room for it to grow and grow! The bees will love that, too! There is also some sedum in there, too, but they are small and you can't really ... see-dem right now. Ha roo woo roo!
Moving right along ...
Mom got that sedum from a neighbor-friend last Fall, rooted it, and planted different ones all over the place. She put several up here behind me -
|Me in front of the Friendship Garden|
We're now calling that the "Friendship Garden" because lots of the plants in there were started as cutting given to us by friends. That big bush in the corner is the prime example - it's our Skidmore Lilac! Once upon a time, it was as tiny as our Beth Lilac!
Oh! And see the tiers behind me there, outside the fence? The second tier up is where our Butterfly Garden is located! Not only is our Pincushion Flower blooming up there, but our Purple Salvia is as well!
Mom will try to get a better shot of them from up above later!
Let's move down the hill! Here is the Wildflower Garden Mom and Dad worked so very hard to put in last Summer/Fall!
|"This is a great place to sit and relax!"|
No, nothing is blooming yet, but it's still relaxing to sit there and think about everything that WILL be in bloom!
I hope you enjoyed our Flower (And Flowers To Be) Friday!