Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flowers from the Garden

Lilacs from what was my mother-in-law's yard, now my sister-in-law.  I hinted to my SIL that I'd take some lilacs off her hands, and the next day she brought me some in a vase.  They've been in my kitchen where I spend a lot of my day; the scent is so intoxicating.  I imagine I live in the country. 
 


Brunnera from the north northwest side of the house.  I planted it last year and it looks so nice with very little help from me. 


Purple things from my yard:  lilacs (notice how they're different than the ones above - love that there's variety!), scabiosa I just planted and chives, they're such troopers.

I'm hoping we are done with freeze and frost for the year.  Besides the garden wishing, my car window just broke - in the down position. 

6 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Ack! The down position? Hope it doesn't rain, either!

As a lover of most all things purple, I love what I'm seeing in your yard. I love lilacs, too, but don't have any planted here. Our last house had one just over the neighbor's fence in the back yard and I loved having the sliding glass door open on spring mornings and smelling the lilacs.

cheryl said...

Going out this weekend to buy some lilacs.....I just love the scent.

Shawn said...

Hi Karen,
I love lilacs too,they smell so wonderful. Hope your frost/freeze is over too. We are in full swing in the gardening/plant shopping department in our area. Gardening is so much fun!! Love your photos as usual, have a great weekend!

Shawn said...

PS Sorry to hear about your car window, my sons' did that a few months ago, hope it's not a VW....

ranette said...

I was in SE Colorado a week or two ago and the Lilacs were blooming in my Grandpa's yard and they were divine. I've got one planted in my yard, but it's puny...maybe next year.

Oh we just had to have a window on the Suburban fixed....lots of $$$'s.

Gorgeous photos, as usual Karen!

audreypawdrey said...

The photos are so lovely! That really stinks about your car window; this week should be conducive to driving around with the window down anyway.