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I think I mentioned last month this lilac tree originates from a cutting from my husbands Grandmother's tree. It is about 5 years old in my garden but the original shrub would be over 50 years old. I love the fact this tree carries our own families past. Ontario has mapped "notable" Ontario Heritage Trees which I also found interesting. Who'd have thought to map that!
Muscari, little grape shaped mini hyacinths that pop with such colour for a little plant! My only complaint is they do not stay long enough.
An over done garden bulb that still manages to bring such colour to almost every house. My tulip varieties are in desperate need to be dug up, separated and given a good dose of bone meal.
My absolute favourite flowering tree. We have had a Kwanzan; Flower Japanese Cherry at every house we have owned. Like most flowering trees they only live about 10 years. This one had a mate that died a few years ago. Unfortunately this one has lost over half and it a bit of an odd shape now but I just can't bare to cut it down.
Hosta Fever. Just beginning to uncurl. This year our hostas are so abundant we are going to divide them and trade a few for new perennials at the garden centre. Always exciting to trade and be able to add new varieties each year.
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And last, a great new garden art, rock bug that was a gift from my daughter for my birthday this year. A few years ago she also gave me the little lantern in the background. I guess I brought my children up right; they know the way to my heart!
See you next month on the 15th of June!