Apologies to the handful of you loyal readers who have seen this. It's a re-post. But, I've been reveling in the tiny harvest of flowers that our "garden" has bequeathed upon us and remembered these shots. The little one in green is all mine. The big one in green with a lacy white canopy, courtesy of my sister's garden. Every spring an amazing crop of the most beautiful hydrangeas sprouts under her kitchen window and I am the lucky beneficiary. Picking to my heart's continent.
In fact, yesterday I had a little harvest of my own. Our two lilac bushes have bloomed for the first time since planting them a couple of years ago. Granted, I only got one heavenly-scented conical branch from each bush, but still, it's lilac. One dressed in powdery lavender, the other a glorious pristine white. Oh, and the viburnum is putting on its showy snowball performance. Truly amazing. Photographs to follow soon.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
An update: I've received a few emails today asking about the variety of the hydrangea pictured. Unfortunately I do not know. But while flipping through a magazine tonight I came across a hydrangea from "Proven Winners" called "Incrediball" Hydrangea that looks quite similar. It's an Annabelle hydrangea with huge flowers and strong stems that's hardy and heat tolerant. Sounds like a winner. Amazon has it here.