I photographed these flowers from my garden yesterday, during the last few moments of sunlight.
Amy gave me this lilac bush five Mother’s Days ago. It was smaller then, and so was she. Now, my lilac is almost taller than I am. I love lilacs. They make me sneeze, but I don’t mind. The color and fragrance they provide is worth it.
The original seeds for my money plant came from a dear friend in Virginia years ago. She has since passed away, but I think of her every time I gaze at these beautiful blossoms. Money plant is lovely in the garden because the flowers last for a long time, and I love the parchment colored papery “coins” that form in the fall.
This sweet Johnny Jump Up appeared on its own. One of the best things about gardening are the surprises like this. The longer I garden, the more I am content with the plants that thrive in the particular climate of my back yard. Daisies, hollyhocks, salvia and columbine are just a few of the plants that seem well suited to my garden, and do well. I’m accepting the fact that I can’t grow everything I might like to grow, and learning to cherish what does well in my small piece of Eden.
And speaking of purple, I don’t often see purple barkcloth. I’m considering purchasing some of this colorful fabric to make some of my market totes. I usually work with vintage fabric, but for my market totes I use new fabric that can stand up to the rigors of heavy use and repeated washings.
What is blooming in your garden, or neighborhood now?