Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lilac Tea

My annual lilac tea is happening this coming Sunday at four in the afternoon.
It looks like they could be out in time although the season is somewhat behind where it usually is. I'm busy getting ready for it: weeding, mowing not to mention baking. Both Kady and Libby are going to be here this year. My lilacs were excellent last year and some how there was alot of dead this spring which we have tried to prune out--I figured this would be a good year for a more drastic pruning anyway. On another note, I found and photographed some painted Trillium growing here in West Newbury

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Daffodil Walk Reviewed

My Narcissus are just coming into it now. Some are not out yet but almost none are gone by. Now or even next weekend would be perfect for the Daffodil party we had just over a week ago on May 1st. One could say we had the worst daffodil year we've ever had. Luckily I have a lot of them so that losing a few thousand isn't as noticeable. First after coming on early, we had 2 consecutive nights of 4 degrees: that killed a lot of flower buds and ruined some foliage, then we had the snow storm which flattened them. The final two blows were several weeks of unseasonably cold weather which set them back and of coarse, it rained for our walk. Other than that it was perfect.