A few years ago I purchased a white lilac bush and the second year I had lovely white lilac blossoms. The third year my white lilac blossoms were lavender and pale pink. At first I was disappointed, but then the fragrance and pale hues of pink and lavender won me over. Lilacs are just my favorite heirloom flowering shrubs. I have a bouquet next to my chair as I write this blog to you tonite. The fragrance is heavenly.
Lilac are super easy to grow, will tolerate less than perfect soil and require full sun for maximum bloom. Plant them under a bedroom window for fragrance at night. The blooms are short lived, but spectacular and worth making room for them in the garden.
Being a farmgirl I adore vintage chick feeders and the one in this photo is my favorite. It is a small feeder only 8 inches in length, but isn't it sweet? I keep it on a shelf in my kitchen and tuck special cards, candy, and photos in it throughout the year. Today, the little feeder is holding a French enamel house sign.
The chicks in the photo are made of concrete that I picked up on one of my junking jaunts and they sit on the shelf with the chick feeder in the kitchen.
The feeder and the chicks remain on the shelf year around but everything else changes around them as the seasons pass.
A chair at the farm with the sweetest embroidered garden pillow featuring a wheelbarrow filled with flowers. I think the umbrella is a sweet touch. I was amazed when I walked into the shop picked up the pillow and the owner told me that the pillow was $5.00 if I wanted it. Sold. I guess it was just my lucky day.
The blue tones in the pillow match perfectly with my chair that I sit in to enjoy my morning coffee when I am at the farm. Simple pleasures...
My apple tree is in bloom and the fragrance, well smells like apples. Dan pruned a few of the taller branches for me that I couldn't reach when I was pruning the trees earlier this year and I brought them into the house for a bouquet for the coffee table. They look so perfect in a vintage white enamelware bucket.
Who can resist vintage calico aprons hanging on a rooster hook in the kitchen? I think they brighten the kitchen and add alot of charm. The best part is that they are so fun to wear when baking cookies with the kids.
I have planted my Zinnia beds again, weeded my flower beds...again, pruned my fruit trees, purchased my seeds for the vegetable garden, added three truck loads of compost to the veggie garden, and have already started dreaming about all the lovely blossoms to come in the months ahead. Dan is dreaming of juicy red tomatoes.
How does your garden grow? Are you a flower gardener, veggie gardener, tree and shrub enthusiast or do you just enjoy your neighbors blossoms and produce?
Blessings my Friends - Julie