Lilac and green...
seem to be the colours of choice this week.
That is definitely the case in my garden.
The wisteria is in its glory!
My sister's white bleeding hearts are still growing strong.
She gave me a plant from her garden in 1996.
I transplanted it here in 2003.
It is still called Kathy's bleeding heart.
Lucy's lilac bush is blooming abundantly this year.
Garden tip...put bright tape on the black clipper handles so they don't go missing quite so easily.
And the irises that originated in my mother's garden...
are once again blooming for Mother's Day.
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Never mind kitchen gadgets.
I have a new favorite garden gadget!
An electric hedge trimmer.
How have I managed to prune the shrubs all these years without one?
I quite enjoyed giving the boxwoods a haircut yesterday!
The long row of white heathers are next on the agenda.
They are to be pruned right after blooming...
and it doesn't look like they are quite done just yet.
Gardens are not made by singing "Oh how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
And from the kitchen window...
I see that my mom-in-law's Nelly Moser clematis is blooming for Mother's Day as well.
"Kiss of the sun for pardon.
Song of the birds for mirth.
You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth."
-- Dorothy Frances Gurney
The sun is shining.
The birds are singing.
The garden is calling.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!