Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Need of April Showers

It's been dry since arriving back into Nashville. But I'm not letting that stop me. I filled the window boxes with some lobelia I had found in Fairhope. Seems very difficult to find up here. No photos because they look pitiful. I'll give 'em a couple of weeks to grow along with the double inpatients planted right next to them.

I did, however, take pictures of my trimmings. Who doesn't love lilac? They so remind me of working at USA TODAY and my friend and colleague bringing them in each spring. Big ol' bunches. The smell, intoxicating, even at work! (And so of course, I had to have them in my wedding bouquet! Who knew white lilac doesn't smell, as I've told you so many times!)

These have a special meaning too. They are from my childhood home.

My mom had collected a few saplings from Glebe Road and they thrived at our house. And now they are thriving here.

But, we still need some rain! I also cut some sweet lily-of-the-valley. I love the outline of a heart in this.

Can you scratch and sniff?
Wish you could.

4 comments:

Snap said...

Smell-a-vision! I love lilacs and can't grow them here. Lily of the Valley ... luscious!

Linda said...

The lilac here is just getting ready to bloom-can't wait.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I wish I could too, as I love both those flowers, and my lilly of the valley is up, but not blooming just yet.

The scent of lilacs is wafting throughout our garden right now. It is such a special time of year.

Jeanie said...

I think you are two or three weeks ahead of me. We have lilac buds (usually, we don't even see them till mid-May for a June bloom) and my lilies of the valley are still tall skinny shoots (though Rick's are taller, but still no flowers). Don't you love this season? I'm thinking I may bite the bullet and actually plant something and hope we don't get snow again!

So very cool you have lilacs from your childhood home!

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