Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lilacs and Tulips

This week my lilacs are in full bloom. I always cut some and bring them inside to enjoy. Cut lilacs don't last very long so I cut some every other day while they are in bloom. I love the way that they look in my vintage vases. This arrangment is in my family room and is the big one! I cut just a branch for the other rooms and put them in smaller vases, so that I can smell lilacs through my home.



I have 5 lilac bushes in my backyard and I have a direct view of them outside of my studio window.My bedroom is above my studio so I also have a lovely view of them from there.
I like to sleep with my window open at night and in the spring and summer, the scent of lilacs and then roses are what I imagine that heaven must smell like. I impatiently await every spring for the lilacs to bloom. Thats always the start of gardening season for me.


A couple of weeks ago I snapped some pictures of a few of my tulips right after it rained and was overcast. Thats when I love to photograph my garden. The colors are so vibrant and I love to see the water droplets on the flowers.







The plant skirting my white tulips looks fabulous after it rains. It's called Lady's Mantle and gets a bright yellow green flower a little later which is beatiful and fresh looking. I love this perrenial even when it's not in bloom because the foilage always looks great.




These giant pink tulips are my favorite....we have about 500 of these throughout the garden.


I'm enjoying Spring weather here and getting out in my garden when I can. It's getting time to plant everything. I'll show you more later.....



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14 comments:

Annika said...

Lovely flowers!

Sherri said...

Your flowers and yard are absolutely gorgeous! The 100 plus degree weather has already taken its toll around here...brown spots starting to appear in many lawns and the roses not as beautiful! Oh well...I'll have to enjoy photos of lovely yards until September when things get back to normal temps around here!

Mary L. said...

Oh, I miss the smell of lilacs in the spring!

Funoldhag said...

I can almost smell those lilacs! They look so lovely in that yellow vase. Two of life's joys - flowers and quilts!! Carol

Allie said...

MAN I wish I had smell-o-vision on my computer!!!! Those lilacs are heavenly! Tulips are my favorite flower - none grow here in the heart of blackthumb zone, but yours are breathtaking!

Fiesta said...

wow, I wish I could grow some tulips here in Florida. Your garden is lovely.

Sweet P said...

You have the garden I would love to have: tulips and lilacs! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous flowers.

Eileen said...

Beautiful flowers! Our lilacs have been done weeks ago.. we must get spring a little earlier here. Five bushes would smell wonderful!

"The Othermother" said...

great flowers looks like spring there...love the colors..nice blog

Dawn said...

Tulips are my favorite!! It's too hot to grow them here. Yours are lovely!!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Sheesh! is there anything you don't do, and do it well! I am glad your not my neighbor, I would feel guilty stealing your flowers in the dark.
Nadine
PS. I took pic's of my bike but it was kind of dark, so I'll post tomorrow!

Becca said...

Very pretty! I still miss Grandma's lilac bush. The smell of lilacs is one of my all time favorite scents.

Cynthia said...

Your garden is gorgeous. I love lilacs too, and peonies. I have hybicus here, red ones. Your tulips are so beautiful. The white ones are very unusual. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

You have a stunning garden! WOW!

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