Thursday, April 29, 2010

In My Garden

When your daffodils and tulips are done blooming, you know how you're not supposed to cut them off until they have turned brown? This puts more nutrients back into the soil. I don't know about you but I really don't like how unsightly they look while waiting and waiting for them to turn brown. When visiting Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's beautiful botanical garden, a couple of years ago I noticed how their gardeners took the daffodil and tulip leaves and bent them over and put a rubber band around them. Great idea and so much nicer looking!!!

This week's In My Garden is my lilac bush. Lilacs remind me of my grandma. She had beautiful lilac bushes in her yard. I think maybe she even wore lilac scented perfume. Or maybe it was called toilet water? I love the scent of lilacs...in flowers, not perfume.

2 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. I can only imagine the fragrance of lilac bushes in the yard.

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  2. hi julie! your lilacs are just beautiful... yes, there are so many in full bloom right now! nothing compares to the wonderful scent (until the roses come along!). i just wish they were here longer! i have only white ones; my hubby's g'ma has so many of these pretty purple ones. the storms you're getting tonight are missing us for the most part. thinking of you there in omaha. (o:

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