I tell you I'm in heaven when I smell these lilacs!
They bloom quite late but man they are worth the wait!
I'm guessing mine is a Dwarf Korean Lilac- I don't seem to have a tag but I did some reading up on them and they way this one is been grown on a tree form sounds it fits the bill!
You can see the lilac trimmed like a topiary on the left. When I spotted it at the nursery it was shaped up as a topiary. I kept working to keep it that way as it grew but I realized that when spring came around each year it wasn't flower much at all. All that trimming was ruining next years buds.
So last year I barely trimmed it after it flowered. I helped it a go into more of a globe shape and this is what I have for this year which I'm thrilled about. I literally only had about 4 blossoms last year so this is a huge improvement!
I wish I could bottle up their exact smell!
These are the Donald Wyman lilacs which I selected because I wanted to make a hedge of plants to create a bit of a privacy wall. It gave me the opportunity to have more lilacs although I will say they are not an impressive looking lilac nor do they have a great smell.
My deep purple Bearded Iris will be blooming soon. Some things are very slow this year and some seem early. These seem slow. I need to dig them out which I keep saying and split them up. Somehow I never seem to remember to do it!
We will be gone a few days and I may miss the Bearded Iris flowering. We have someone looking after the house so I'm going to ask if he can snap pictures for me so I don't feel too bad for missing them!
Out front things are coming along quite well on the island.
My peonies have rocketed up so fast! I hope they wait until I'm back to bloom!
The Max Frei Cranesbill are starting to bloom- just a few flowers but soon they'll be showing off nicely. I really like this plant and should use more of it.
I love columbine. I enjoy their cute flower!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting, Liz