Right outside the garage door, we have our Korean Dwarf Lilacs. They are in full bloom right now and smell so good!
|"Sit by the lilacs. Got it, Mom."|
"The neighbor's practicing disc golf, Mags!"
For the record, Mom didn't say anything about looking at the camera ... so that's a hit on her, not us! Anyway, the Korean Dwarf Lilacs aren't as "showy" as some of the other varieties we have, but they sure smell wonderful!
Over in the corner of the front garden is a GREAT bush Mom and Dad dug up and transplanted a couple years ago. It's our Snowball Viburnum!
|"Very nice! Almost in full bloom!"|
When they reach full bloom, they'll be solid white - just like real snowballs! Isn't that cool?!? We'll show it to you again, once it's in full bloom!
We have a few different varieties of one of Mom's favorite flowers in the garden - Lily of the Valley. New to the garden this year is "Beth" Lily of the Valley!
|Beth Lily of the Valley|
Mom's friend Beth gave them to her as cuttings last fall, so this is their first bloom here! Aren't they pretty? Mom loves special plants like that that remind her of friends.
Speaking of which -- here is another grouping of some Lily of the Valley plants:
|Me and Cam in front of the Lily of the Valley|
Let's go in for a close-up!
|Pink Lily of the Valley!|
They are very special to us for two reasons, three if you count the fact that Mom just loves them! (She carried Lily of the Valley in her wedding bouquet.) One - they're PINK instead of the traditional white. And two - they were sent to her by Molly's mom way back in 2009! Actually, they were sent by Molly's sister and brother, Maggie and Mitch, both now angels, to our great-brother Zim! You can read all about it at this link. We call them our "M & M Lily of the Valley"; they remind us of Maggie and Mitch, and what special friends they were. Here's what makes them extra-special this year - they bloomed the very day Molly and her mom and dad said good-bye to Mitch.
|Me and Cam in front of the M & M Lily of the Valley|
Now that's beautiful!
One odd thing I wanted to show you before I close - the Peonies. They aren't in bloom yet, but I thought I'd show them to you anyway. Check this out:
|"Wow. Thrown in jail!"|
I'm not sure what they did, but both groupings of our Peonies have been put in jail this year. I'll check with Cam and see if she knows what happened. I'll keep you posted.
We hope you enjoyed our version of Flower Friday!