Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lilacs and Garden Vignettes

             Happy Weekend!

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend.

We have been busy with tours and garden  
chores but I did take a few shots in the garden
this week to share with you.

Beautiful French Lilacs in a locally made
handcrafted basket with a French Hen.
I have been adding a few french touches
in Martha's Garden lately but more on
that later.


                                                        Sensation Alliums

                                                   Lilac bouquets and a vintage quilt.

                                                 Some of the different varieties of lilacs
                                                 we grow in our garden.
                                      The lupins and early peonies are staring
                                       to bloom now along with the Viburnum
                                      Snowball bush.

                                                            Primrose lilac
                                                          Flowering Crab Apple tree
                                                          adds to the window view.
                                       A beautiful bouquet just for you!

                                  I am going to the Flower Pressing Exhibition
                                  at the Stratford Town Hall this afternoon.....
                                 maybe I will see you there!

                                                              Thank you for visiting,



Anonymous said...

I love lilacs! And yours are stunning!

Funny, your lilacs are blooming now, while ours here in SW Idaho have been done for over a month. They actually bloomed a bit earlier this year than usual.

While I am a warm weather gal and can often struggle with no longer living in a tropical kind of climate, one huge gift of living further north is lilacs. We didn't have them in Florida because it was too hot.

Anyhow, blessings to you,

Daniela said...

Here in northern Italy a hot summer has already arrived for lots of days and to watch your wonderful spring shots really gives to me e breath of freshness and relief !
Thank you for the beauty and good taste you always share with us, my dear Carolyn, happy weekend to you too xox

Miss Rhea said...

Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !! Wish we could grow those here in Las Vegas :) Hope you have a grand time this afternoon! :)

Claudia Rita said...

meravigliosi lillà!!!
meraviglioso giardino!!!
meravigliosa la tua casa!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

So so beautiful! I love seeing your gardens in the spring and summer....well anytime really. It's hard to believe how fast everything grows after our long and snowy winters. Have a great weekend.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Love the flowers in the basket and white pitcher. I love coming to your blog. Always so relaxing seeing your posts.

Janneke said...

Your displays of Lilacs are just gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! The purple color is just stunning. I love purple flowers in the garden and love seeing your lilacs and allium, along with the other shades of purple and blue in the background.

Kathryn Bechen said...

So pretty Carolyn; you just have the happiest blog!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So many pretty lilacs in your gardens. My few bring me pleasure with their perfumed scent so I can only imagine having lots to enjoy.
Third year with the Beauty of Moscow I purchased mail order and still no blooms. Needless to say I'm disappointed, of course the rabbits pruning some of it over winter didn't help.

Misako "Missy" Ogawa said...

Dear Carolyn,
I am tour leader of Japanese group visited your garden on
10th Jun.
Now, I found your blog page from Google, because our guide
told us that you have a nice blog page.
If you like, could I tell my customer this blog page ?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Olá Carolyn,

O jardim está adorável agora, é impressionante como ele desperta rapidamente. Sempre me lembro dos dias maravilhosos que passei aí na ilha e o prazer em ti conhecer e visitar o seu paraíso. Você não calcula a alegria que me proporcionou, sou grata pelo resto de minha vida.

Aproveite cada minuto dos seus dias, imagino que são fascinantes.

Fique com Deus.


Madelief said...

Lovely photo's of your spring garden Carolyn! The lilacs and aliums are beautiful. Wishing you lots of fun with your garden tours.

Happy week!

Madelief x

Carolyn said...

Hi Misako,
I would be happy to have you share my blog with your clients!

Hope to see you again soon!


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Justine said...

I love lilacs!!! I wish they blossomed longer:(This year they started blooming at the beginning of May but you still can enjoy their beauty and amazing scent:)
Have a wonderful week:)