Thursday, May 17, 2007

Flower memories.

I don't usually pick flowers from my gardens. I like them to stay outside where everyone can enjoy them. There are 2 exceptions to that. Lilacs and Lily-of-the-Valley. I love to smell both of them so I usually pick one bouquet of each. This lilac is my neighbors. I have taken care of it for many years. My old neighbor wanted to cut it down but I convinced him to keep it by offering to take care of it. Now that I have the "neighbors from hell" I don't even dare pick any. It's a very old tree and I'm afraid it won't last much longer if it isn't taken care of. At least I can enjoy looking at it and I do get a whiff of it when I'm working outside!
Today I picked my LOTV bouquet. I picked both pink and white. Heavenly scent!
I planted LOTV with the Goutweed several years ago. I remember this combination growing by the back door at my Grandma and Grandpa's house when I was growing up so I had to do it! Another memory of their house was finding toads in the window wells. Did you plant a certain flower combination because of a memory you have?


PEA said...

I've never tried to plant Lily of the Valley but I saw they had them at one of the nurseries the other day so I may just get a plant, now that I see how beautiful they are! What a shame about the lilac tree...I would go cut some flowers off it while they're sleeping! lol The only flower that I plant which brings back a lot of memories for me are the gran loved pansies and had them growing all around her house:-) xox

"Early Bird" said...

Both the lilac and the lotv makes me think of my Hubby's Southern Grandmother, she grew these and many others and always picked a bouquet and had a huge vase...your vase is very pretty btw!