Countdown to Lilac Bloom

Lilac bloom is a big deal around here. With hundreds of bushes around the house, lining the lane, and edging the yard, soon our little hill will smell lovely. I haven’t lived here long enough to estimate the bloom with any certainty, but I believe within a week or two we’ll be ready!

Lilac […]

Peonies – Wordless Wednesday

Peony Blossoms

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Happy Easter! It’s Lilac Blooming Time in the Shenandoah Valley

traditional lilacs

traditional lilacs

Happy Easter!

As one of our resident yard bunnies knows, the lilacs are at about 80% bloom, and this is the time of year that Lilac Hill earns her name. The air smells so sweet with the heady scent of blooms it’s hard not to just sit and breathe deeply. 70% of […]

Forsythia Blooming

The forsythia is rushing into bloom. Over the course of the last few days, it has changed dramatically!

forsythia buds

forsythia blooming

forsythia blooming

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2011 Lilac Watch Has Begun in the Shenandoah Valley

I’m not yet ready to guess on the bloom date, but the lilac buds are breaking out out everywhere! The bushes are absolutely loaded with buds, so I’m looking forward to a pretty scented April and May!!

lavender lilacs

white lilacs

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