And it smells glorious. I cut some of the branches off to enjoy inside the house and they’ve done surprisingly well. I’m on day 3 and have only lost a few flower petals. Please excuse the cell phone photos
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We’ve had a slow start to summer here in the PNW for the second year in a row. For gardeners, it’s FRUSTRATING! Everything has started off slowly. For example, purple lilacs usually bloom for a few weeks out of the year, and just as they are tapering off, the white lilacs start to kick in. Only the saddest dregs of purple blooms, and the most healthy white blooms are left around by Mother’s day most years. This year, the purple buds didn’t even open until well after Mother’s day.
Here are some shots of the garden around Labor Day weekend.
OK, so here’s the garden now. Things have seriously filled in.