What a difference a week makes

At the start of the week, the lilac bush looked like this.

A few days of warm sunny weather later…

Oh how I wish you could smell through the computer. My backyard smells absolutely amazing now!

Most of the spring bulbs have faded, with the exception of these dark purple parrot tulips

I have them throughout the gardens and they are just so pretty.

The irises are are also blooming

Those pretty dark purple irises are mixed in with my Lily-of-the-Valley

And they are just amazing this year – look at all those little white dots

This side of the yard smells almost as amazing as the backyard.

The Columbine doesn’t have a smell, but it’s just as pretty.

I want to collect ALL the colours! (It comes in A LOT of colours!)

My Globe Alium is blooming, in all it’s purple glory

And last…

I showed you my pink bleeding heart, which I’m going to give to my neighbour before we leave. But I also have this little white one. It’s not in the best spot right now, so it only puts out a few little hearts each year. I’m looking forward to giving it a better home and seeing it really flourish next year!

9 thoughts on “What a difference a week makes

  1. That lilac is spectacular!

    The white bleeding heart is so pretty.

    My Lily of the Valley is just about done. The peonies popped out this week and I think the astilbe will be going full by next week.

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  2. Shirley Elliott

    Such beautiful photos! So glad the white bleeding heart will be relocated. You will really enjoy the plants you are able to move to your new home.

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  3. Such gorgeous flowers Val. That close up of the lilac is stunning. I wish I could smell it in real life. My daughter planted a lilac last year and she has lots of blooms on a little tiny bush right now. She thought it may take a little longer to get established. I walked into her house this morning and was greeted by the amazing smell of lilacs.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Val,
    So lovely. You will create a space just as lovely at the new place. i promise. It has been fun work to add color to our woods and beds. I found some clematis that I saved for seeds this year!!!!! email me your address, again…please. Or would you rather I keep them until fall since you are quite busy with houses right now. I was happy I found them.
    In Mexico I saw lily of the valley and vinca. Among a million other gorgeous flowers!

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