FROM BUD TO FLOWER

It’s lilac time again ! Do you remember I showed you my lilac tree in bud 2 weeks ago ?

IMG_5403IT LOOKED LIKE THIS (syringa vulgaris Beauty of Moscow)

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EXACTLY 2 WEEKS LATER IT LOOKS LIKE THIS

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THIS IS A CLOSE UP, SOFT LILAC BUDS AND PURE WHITE FLOWERS

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PRETTY AS A PICTURE ( I think)

As all the buds are blooming at the same time I put lots of them in vases for myself and the rest I gave to family and friends. Each year I remove all the flowers and each year I get lots of flowers back.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL AND KEEP SAFE.

 

 

 

 

PROMISING

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This morning I took a picture of part of my lilac (syringa vulgaris “beauty of Moscow) tree, look at all the buds !! I look forward to be able to smell the lilacs !

Take care and stay safe !

A PEEK IN MY GARDEN

As we get warmth and rain everything is growing like mad and flowers are opening every day.

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VIBURNUM OPULUS

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FUCHSIA,  it is nameless as the shops just sell them under the name “fuchsia”, it is frustrating as I don’t know if it likes shade or sun or if it is winterhardy or not.IMG_2919.JPG

SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, the flowers are snowwhite but the buds are a smokey lilac

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IRIS PSEUDACORUS or yellow pond iris in the back, the leafs are like swords, they clean the water in the pond, in the front is CALTHA PALUSTRIS, also a good water cleaner, the fishing wire is for keeping the herons from eating our fish.

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FIG, my fig tree is comming to life and the figs are growing now, the figs have overwintered as tiny peas so as soon as the weather gets warmer the tiny figs start to grow.

I hope your are all having a wonderful week !

OLDIES

I would like to show you a few of my favorite old pictures. A trip to memory lane so to speak.

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PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELLIOTT

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I FIND THIS TREE RATHER SPECIAL AND INTRIGUEING

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THE SHOEBILL STORCK, MY FAVORITE BIRD, HOW I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE OR TWO IN MY GARDEN !!!

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I LOVE THE SMELL OF LILACS

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BLUE CAMASSIA

Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting !

IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN !

Lilacs, don’t you love them ? I do !

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SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, THE BUTTONS ARE LILAC AND WHEN THEY OPEN THE FLOWERS ARE PURE WHITE

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Have a great Sunday all !