Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Garden Fruits and Blooms
I love Lilies of the Valley. They are such a welcoming spring flower, but I don't even notice them until the scent floats up to me as I walk by. I like to take a little bunch for the kitchen where it works as a light air "freshener." The shy bell shape is so quaint. On the other hand, the lilac seems to overpower. My granddaughter is actually afraid of the lilac bush. Ah well, I guess she's an urban child as my daughter calls her. Our lilacs are almost in full bloom now. The cherry tree is starting to fruit. I have a feeling we didn't have enough bees to do the pollinating since I see a lot of the flowers failed to fruit. What a shame although we won't be here to enjoy cherry pies since we'll be on the road by then.
Later: I was out in the garden again and couldn't resist taking photos of the honeysuckle. I swear I thought I saw a hummingbird. Could it be possible? My daughter says it was either that or the biggest darn bee you ever saw.