Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lilacs and Peonies

Lilacs above our garage.
Peony in the front yard of our country home.


26 comments:

Joanne said...

A whole latte flowers going on here. Love those peonies!

Barbara said...

Joanne- The picture doesn't do it justice. It is absolutely breathtaking!

Anita said...

What beauty! Lilacs are my favorite! The dear husband and I are determined that whenever we have our dream home, we want to plant a lilac bush out by our bedroom window, so we can spend spring nights with lilac breezes wafting in!

Barbara said...

Anita- Oh, that sounds sooo nice. and so fragrant! I wish I had one beside my window.

Karen (KayKay) said...

Those peonies are gorgeous. Mine started out beautiful but were beaten down by the many downpours that we've been having. Lilacs don't do well here - too hot.

Barbara said...

Karen- Every year when ours are in bloom the rain and wind comes. Many times they have been beaten down, so I absolutely know how you feel. It's shame when that happens, so this year I've taken lots of pics. It's putting on quite a show for us.

Phyllis said...

These are swo beautiful! What a lovely place to live. You are so fortunate. I can almost smell the lilacs.

Linda said...

Those peonies are something else--beautiful!

Lesley said...

Fabulous photos Barbara! What a beautiful garden and the lilac and peonies.... well, they're GORGEOUS!

TheWritersPorch said...

Those are beauties Barbara!! I've never seen a Peonie stand up like that! Is it a Peonie tree?
~ Carol ~

WF said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!!I think I can smell the lilacs here!!!!!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love the pictures....i want a poenie bush like yours....!!!!

Enjoy.....LindaMay

suZen said...

Awww - made me miss our old house where we had a "fence" of lilac bushes. I miss them! My peonies are a few weeks from blooming yet but they WILL be on my table! LOVELY photos!

Cindy said...

The Peonies are amazing. One of my favorites.

Barbara said...

Phyllis- I was out in the yard last evening before dark and I could smell the lilacs...delightful!

Barbara said...

Linda- Thank you!

Barbara said...

Lesley- I wish I had more peonies. Maybe next year, god willing.

Barbara said...

Carol- My huband trained it by staking and wrapping it, somehow. He's the expert...not I. I'm happy you enjoyed seeing it.

Barbara said...

WF- One of these days you'll see it in person!

Barbara said...

LindaMay- Thank you!

Barbara said...

SuZen- I wish we had planted more lilacs years ago along our garden fence. They would have been gorgeous by now.

Barbara said...

Cindy- I think the peony is the queen of flowers. I can't imagine anything being more beautiful.

Pat's Place said...

Peonies and lilacs do not grow in our part of the country so I really appreciate your sharing yours with us.

JD said...

Very pretty...We have a lilac bush in our yard...It was very pretty this year, but no longer in bloom.

heather said...

Beautiful!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Your peonies look like a tree!! How wonderful they are. And lilacs are one of my favorites. A lot of people don't like the smell but one of my bosses brings me lilacs each spring.