Our lilacs are in full bloom!
I'm sure the civilized world's lilacs have already come and gone, but ours (Zone 3) have finally arrived in all their mauve glory.
I don't know the variety in our garden, but they have a gorgeous double flower that I've rarely seen:
While walking last evening, I saw dozens of lilacs in bloom and stole a few from our back alley. Most are the more common variety with single flowers:
Here are the last of our white apple blossoms. They remind me of home since my parents' property is full of apple trees:
We have every imaginable colour of apple blossoms in the neighborhood. These pretty pink ones are from the back alley too:
David and I have been hard at work on our perennial beds, reorganizing, dividing old perennials and adding some new ones. We had almost no snow this winter and low temperatures (no insulation), so there was a lot of winter kill in our garden. Many perennials have died off.
(I will share photos once they are more than 12" tall)
In the meantime, our furnace stopped working today. It is cold and rainy, so we are waiting for the repairman with cold noses and cold hands. I have to work on my project for my final colour theory class, which will involve about 3h of painting. I hope the repair guy gets here soon or I may need mittens.
Have a happy week and hope it is warm where you are!