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.