Tag Archives: blooming

Garden fluff.

 

Since our spring was so late and cool, things have been blooming a bit more slowly this year.

 

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But no matter when it blooms, if there’s any better smell than fresh lilacs?

 

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I’ve yet to find it.

 

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Though honeysuckle comes in a close second.

This one doesn’t look like much from far away…

 

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But up close it’s pretty sweet.

 

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These Mallow I planted a few weeks ago have quickly become my favorite new bloomer.

 

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Naturally when I went back to the nursery for more they were sold out.

Boo to that.

 

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June in Maine means rhododendrons…..

 

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As well as Lupine.

And I love these purple beauties!

 

 

I needed a holiday from the holiday.

 

Our last day of the long Memorial Day weekend meant a morning of yard work.

 

 

Tag team mowing with the husband on his new toy and me slogging along with the old push mower.

It was a gorgeous day.

 

 

The pear tree was blooming.

 

 

The mallows I’d planted were thriving.

 

 

And everything had finally turned green.

 

 

Except the baby barn which I decided to start painting that afternoon.

Let me preface this by saying I used to love to paint.

I used to.

Until I had to use an artist’s tiny brush around all the nooks, corners, flashing and crooked angles on that beast.

 

 

 

Did I wear some paint, get covered in dirt, rip my pants, tumble off a ladder and work until almost 8:00 at night?

Yes I did.

 

 

But paint was applied.

 

 

And covered a multitude of sins.

 

 

Three sides done, one to go!