Sensation LilacsTomorrow summer officially begins. Do you suppose my Lilacs have their eyes on the calendar, too?
President Grevy LilacsOne day before the official start of summer, my Harbingers of Spring are finally blooming. And if that seems super late, dig this: I still have tulips flowering.
Long Live the Lupines!But, so are a number of other little lovelies. Like these too cute for words Lupines, who continue to redefine themselves. This year, showing off some polka dots.
Stunning Lilies, transplanted from the indoor garden and, so far, coping well with our chilly nights.
Dame's RocketWild Dame's Rocket ~ which has drifted into my neighbor's yard. He crabs at me constantly, hiring people to remove it. I guess these pretty purples are messing with his monochromatic Kentucky Blue Grass world.
Alyssum and AlliumAh, summertime. It's such a relief to see the gardens filling up with color. To know that most of my favorites survived. Winter kill wreaked less havoc than I originally thought: RIP one Pear Tree and ALL of the Knopfia. :((
Progressing past the complaint stage, mostly just curious, I'm kind of enjoying this crushed together season, where Lupines and Tulips are gettin' bizzy at the same darn time.
Mountain Lilac Legacy
When properly selected, Lilacs regularly outlive the gardener who plants them. And, they love, love, love the mountains.
Beauty of Moscow LilacPopular at 8,000 feet altitude
- Syringa x persica 'Persian' Lilac
Popularat 9,000 feet altitude
- Syringa x prestoniae 'Donald Wyman' Lilac
- Syringa patula 'Miss Kim' Lilac
Popular at 10,000 feet altitude - Syringa x chinensis 'Chinese' Lilac- Syringa vulgaris 'Common Purple' Lilac
Tinkerbelle Lilacs- Syringa vulgaris alba 'Common White' Lilac
- S x prestoniae 'James MacFarlane' Lilac
- Syringa meyeri 'Korean Dwarf' Lilac
- Syringa x prestoniae 'Royalty' Lilac
Popular at 12,000 feet altitude
- Skiing and snowboarding on the 4th of July