I have counted fifteen Lilac bushes in the yard. They need to be trimmed back so they can continue to grow strong, but we won't tackle that job until they are through showing off.
The air is thick with lilac scent, and we have enjoyed numerous large bouquets.
Lean in and smell!
Last May we purchased several Hydrangea plants at a local growers. This is a flower that captures our attention year after year. They need to planted in an area with indirect sun and plenty of water to keep them flourishing throughout the summer.
And, sweet Nasturtium finds a spot in my flower garden most years. The seeds from last years plants sprouted and we are enjoying the outcome from them! This is not something that always happens, again, due to our mild winter we are lucky!
In the past month we have planted five blueberry plants and five raspberry plants. They began putting on berries. One night, never to be seen or heard, deer came and helped themselves! I'm recovering from the shock! They also wiped out three rose bushes! This last week while driving down the driveway a raccoon came loping across our lawn, and I wonder what he had in his scope? I shooooood him off, but he'll be back. In the meantime we have taken precautions, and hopefully no animal will be munching on our berries or garden again. The farm store had something in the form of a spike that smells bad to these animals. It won't hurt them or hurt the produce. We'll see if there are any more garden thieves! :) Hmmmm...a bunny was seen, too! He was headed for the neighbors, so I let him hop off! I don't know what to do about bunnies? Plant more than we need? :)
In the meantime we will enjoy our blooming yard. There is much more to come and we simply take the beauty in with great appreciation!