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Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday In The Garden

For me, this week in the garden is a little bit about the crabapple, which is quite loaded with blossoms.


But mostly, its about the lilacs. The shrub  is filling the air with perfume, and that always makes me think about my Grandmother, and the time we spent on her front porch, talking, playing, and breathing in the scent of her big, old lilac bush.


 Isn't it amazing how a scent can hit you so hard with memories?


For the pollinators in the garden, this week is mostly about the beach plums.



The shrubs are absolutely loaded with blossoms, and they are completely surrounded by frantically flying pollinators of all types.


I guess we'll be having a bumper crop of beach plums this year, so I'll probably be making jelly. Beach plum jelly isn't the easiest, it's acidity level keeps it right on the edge of not wanting to gel. There should be a lot of opportunity to get it right this time!


We are looking forward to the Senior Prom this weekend. I can't wait to see the kids all dressed up. I hope you have plans for a fun weekend, also.

2 comments:

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh how I adore lilac! The smell is sooooooo wonderful. I could roll around in it like a cat! hee,hee,hee.
I too have a crabapple tree in my yard. The blooms are a hot pink color though. (weird, my word verification is alike!)
xx, shell

bunnits said...

Lovely blooming photos, lol!

We had two lilac bushes in the yard when I was growing up. I love the fragrance and whenever I smell it, I always think of those childhood days.