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Friday, May 02, 2008

Spring







You who are gardeners but suffer from allergies know what I mean when I say that I love spring, but it does not love me. I have to limit the time that I'm outside this time of year.

Yesterday I noticed that my lilies-of-the-valley were at their peak so I could not resist picking a bunch to bring inside and enjoy their fragrance. Lilies-of-the-valley are one of my favorite flowers (up there with hydrangeas and tulips). I wanted them in my wedding bouquet but they had stopped blooming by my wedding date and to import them was too pricey. Anyway, now I have them in my garden and can enjoy them every year.

It has been a funny year as far as blooming, tulips and lilacs did great, but my azaleas did not bloom and I only have one iris. I can always count on bleeding hearts, Jacob's ladder and lilies of the valley, they always do well.

I hope your garden is blooming!!

3 comments:

  1. You'll have to spend May 1st in France one of this year. It's lilies of the valey day. You see them everywhere as everyone receives at least a branch on that day, it is considered a lucky charm ;o)

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  2. I think those are absolutely gorgeous! I always say I'd love to have a garden but the only thing I can keep alive are children and dogs :-D Your lilies of the valley are superb!

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