Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Bye bye lilac...see you next year."


This is what I said to Graham and Margaret as we walked around the yard. Due to extensive rain fall this past week, the lilacs are bidding their final farewell. 
We also walked around to say hello to fresh new blossoms...

"Hello clematis...nice to meet you." 

"Hello rosa rugosa...nice to meet you too." 

The peonies are filled with ripening buds. I hope that we'll be able to say hello to them soon also. 

Here are a couple of our last lilac bouquets. 


43 comments :

  1. gorgeous, inspired me to plant some lilac in with the hydrangeas in our front garden :)

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  2. Those are just beautiful! I love lilac. I brought in a huge bouquet of hydrangeas today and I guess I never realized how similar they are to lilac. Your bouquets are lovely....

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  3. sweet...I do love clemantis also used to have three different varieties around my house in Wisconsin'

    KAT

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  4. Lovely pictures! Lilacs are with us for such a short time, I already miss their sweet smell!

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  5. oh myyyy. so gorgeous. the lilac in our neck of the woods was done over a month ago. oh how i miss it.

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  6. I will miss lilac very much! Thank you for the photos. :)

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  7. My all time favorite flowers. I want to sip tea at your table!

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  8. You have such a serene blog. I read it constantly, from Brisbane Australia. I have loved your lilac posts. When my first granddaughter was born some years ago in London, great festoons of lilac hung luxuriously over the brick fences of Hampstead. I will always associate it with a very special time in my life. Now you have your babies and the lilac is flowering for them.

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  9. Oh, beautiful! What a sweet way to introduce nature to your little ones. Our season is a little behind yours. The lilacs are just now blossoming.

    : )

    Julie M.

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  10. The image of you walking your precious babies around the yard, introducing them to your flowers, is a very sweet one. I did the same with my own children.

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  11. Your bouquets are always just so lovely!

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  12. Such beautiful lilacs. Beautiful bouquets..

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  13. I want to plant some for next year. Those are lovely! Carla

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  14. Ha, I'm not crazy.

    I feel the same way when blooms finish for another year.

    When blooms start anew I feel like a dear/beloved friend has come back to me.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  15. Good Morning Trina,
    Life is full of wonder when you have little ones isn't it. It was sad seeing our lilacs go but that was 2 months ago and ours didn't last long because of our drought. Yours are beautiful...including the whites. I love the new look to your bathroom especially the shower curtains...gorgeous! I hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful day.
    Maura :)

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  16. Oh, what WONDERFUL lilac blooms you had. Nary a one here for some reason this year.

    Di

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  17. Trina, you will have them quoting botanical names in no time...when I was very young we had a 'pentapterygium' in the garden and I knew it's name! Robx

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  18. The lilacs are just beautiful!!! We do not grow them around coastal NC and so I especially appreciate them.
    Those sweet babies are going to have you very same kind nature. :)
    xoxo Dianne

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  19. Peonies? Now you've got my full attention!

    Can't wait to see them.

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  20. Lilacs are my favorite! I just wrote and article about them too! SO sad they are leaving..... :o(

    I'm enjoying your blog! It's just beautiful.
    God bless, Fi

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  21. Your photo's are gorgeous. Actually, they always are. But, that middle one of the Lilac's in a vase, is a beauty. It really should be framed or painted.

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  22. Wonderful way to focus on the positive Trina...I'm always so sad when the lilac's 'say goodbye', but focusing on 'blossoms to be' is the perfect way to remedy this.
    I love that some of Graham and Margaret's first words and conversations will be with and about flowers...how sweet is that?!
    xo J~

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  23. I'm new here. I love the blog and your home is amazing. I'm a new follower; I want to take your farmhouse with me to Texas!!

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  24. Just added your blog to my "favorite blog list" on my blog.

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  25. Heaven on earth your garden. Heaven. A-M xx

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  26. My daughter would say "this is lovelymous".
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  27. Those pictures are so gorgeous , I can almost smell them.

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  28. beautiful lilacs....love them, but can't grow them here....
    peonies.....ah, i love them too....can't grow them here...
    no hydrangeas....redbud trees. no sugar maples....
    i miss them all.......

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  29. Gorgeous Trina, absolutely gorgeous. Don't they smell divine? I love how the seasons bring us different treasures.

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  30. Gorgeous lilacs, one of my favorites! XO, Pinky

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  31. Purple lilacs are New Hampshire's state flower; yes, we are fortunate! I always enjoy your blog; your pictures are so crisp and clean. Visiting your site is very calming, to me.

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  32. Trina, this is such a beautiful Lilac that you guys have. It makes me getting jealous seeing it since down here in SE Texas Lilacs wouldn't do too good at all.
    When I grew up in KS, my dad used to have a big Lilac in his garden and I just loved the scent of the blossoms. One bouquet like yours could fill our big living room with a fresh scent for several days.

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  33. The lilac's are so beautiful. It's to bad they are leaving for the year. It's always nice to see plants flower, but then I hate it when the pretty flowers start to fade away.

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  34. Have a mentioned before how much I enjoy coming here? well I do! You have a lovely home and gardens.

    Cielo

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  35. I love lilacs. I can't believe they are leaving so soon.

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  36. So lovely! You sound a bit like me, looking through my garden and welcoming new buds and saying good bye to expired blossoms....
    My roses are now in full bloom, peonies gone due to too much rain, lilacs gone already for some weeks. But black eyed susan,lavender, sage,they all are ready to bloom now! Clematis has all the buds ready and my hibiscus is gone wild with flowers! A garden is such fun!

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  37. Beautiful photos, wonderful lilacs, a garden is such joy! I just want to add a link to another delicious post about lilac treats I've recently found --http://24corners.blogspot.com/2011/05/serendipitous-lilac-treats-they-do.html.
    Isn't that mouth-watering?
    Laura

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  38. Well, those are gorgeous collection. At first glance, the image of you walking your precious babies around the yard, introducing them to your flowers, is a very sweet one. I did the same with my cousin sister 's children.

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