With all the smoke in the air, I feel like I’m on the set of a scary movie!
The air quality has been so poor, making gardening (at such a busy, crucial time) nearly impossible. Yet, somehow the garden does not disappoint…so many plants bloom in the same week. I don’t recall this happening in the past…do you?
This week the Lily of the Valley opened, the dogwood is in bloom, the tulips are still hanging on, a rose awaiting planting has opened, and the lilacs are scenting the whole garden and indoors.
I’m sure you’ll agree these first weeks of Spring are glorious, and the peonies and alliums haven’t even bloomed yet… more beauty to come!
Hopefully, any rain in the forecast materializes and the smoke lifts. And more importantly, it brings some relief for the out-of-control wildfires and the brave, tireless firefighters fighting to rein them in.
4 thoughts on “Everything is blooming…”
What beauties. However, what do you do to make lilacs last in a vase? They are so beautiful in our backyard buy do not like to be indoors in a vase.
Hi Eva, I know what you mean. Cut lilacs in a vase only last 3-4 days but what a beautiful scent it brings to the indoors. When you cut your stem immediately put it in a bucket of water for a couple of hours. This will help the stem suck up as much water as possible. Before you put it in a vase, cut the stem again and put it in the water ASAP. xox Judy❤️
I was thinking the same thing Judy….I’ve never seen so many of my perennials in bloom at the same time never mind sprouting through the ground this early in the year! I love the scent of the lilacs and the Lily of the Valley. All your flowers look lovely and your lilacs are absolutely gorgeous and so healthy looking…I’m jealous! Enjoy sitting in your garden now that the skies are clear again! Hugs, Karen xo❤️
Hi Karen, I’m happy to hear you are having the same experience…I thought that my memory may have been failing me. I agree that some plants are much earlier this year and yet my peonies seem to be behind years past. Nature has her own schedule and who are we to question her wisdom! xox Judy❤️