Scented Beauty....Lily of the Valley. Remembering this from the old garden where rows of the single stems bordered the air-raid shelter that was used as a garden store for many years. The scent from these plants was incredible in May and despite being at odds with their surroundings the shy blooms never failed to delight.
Here they are mixed with Lady’s mantle leaves that will take over with their flowering when the Lily of the Valley flowers fade.
I grow 11 varieties of lilacs due to happenstance. Several of the name tags blew away during transport down from the nursery, so I have little idea of what’s what and a terrible memory for names anyway. What matters is because of the prevailing breeze, my neighbor’s apartment is filled entirely with lilac scent this time of year and her children love it. As do I of course. My favorite is the first one pictured here - a double petaled, heavily perfumed beauty from Russia. But the rest are not far behind. #lilacs#lilachedge#lilac#lilacblossom#lilacscent#scentedflowers#scentedblooms#lilacbush#heaven#myyard