In the midst of several rain showers I managed to get a few lilacs cut. Im so excited to have them in bloom, I must say they’re my all time favorite flowering bush. I so wish they’d bloom longer than they do, but I will take what I can get. Their scent is heavenly and so intoxicating. If you’ve never had the opportunity to smell lilacs you are missing one of the best things on earth.
Did you happen to notice the huge bee in the photo? I guess he’s partaking in the sweet nectar while he can.
Another garden beauty are Hens & Chicks, this is my first year of having them. Grama Red has oodles of them growing in her garden and she shared a bucket full with me this year. I just love the waxy green plant, and admire it’s ability to grow in any situation. Right now I have them planted in an old metal tool box, filled with pea stone. I’ll see how they do this year but they may need to be moved as they multiply.
Do you ever shop at Tractor Supply? It’s one of my favorite stores, I can always find something I love…..so don’t pass it by…..stop in and see what kind of treasures they have.
I found this birdhouse at the end of the season last year, and it’s been waiting in my office (the spot everything seems to gather) for just the right place to hang it. My weeping cherry tree died, and it’s a spot in the garden that needs some height so the birdhouse on a shepherd’s hook was the perfect solution. Not only have I filled the hole, I’ve given the birds a new place to take up housekeeping.
With it right off my deck, I can sit and watch all the happenings going on inside. Come back later this week and see my deck all decorated for summer.
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