Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lilacs (or the promise of them)

Right now we have the lilac bushes in big pots on the deck.  When the back yard is cleared of ivy and blackberries we'll move them down to permanent locations, with good soil and steer manure.  

We didn't get many blooms this year, only two blues, and two of the double color (white & purple) but one bush gave us loads of a heavenly scented pink double flowers.  Two bushes did no flowering at all, but we saw the squirrels eating the buds off of one of them, so that could be a factor.  The bastards.

Double blue

Double pink

 Deep purple with white edges

 See all the ivy climbing the tree trunk in the background just to the right of the flowers?  That's the type of stuff we're trying to get rid of.  That and the wild blackberries.

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