Quite a few years ago, my dad gave me this gorgeous Northern Hi-Light Azalea. When he gave it to me, the plant was very young and had only a few blooms that first year. The year that followed, an explosion of blooms appeared along with the most heavenly indescribable aroma. Sitting on the patio and a light breeze will fill the air with the most amazing fragrance. That same summer, I found a few more to place throughout the garden to enjoy. If you are lucky to find one of these azaleas ~ don’t pass it by…bring it home and plant it near a sitting area or perhaps a window. Like most plants in a garden landscape, the blooms only last a few weeks, but this one is well worth it!
A plethora of color has announced its presence in the blooms of the columbine ~ a cottage favorite! I used to try to place these sweet plants in only certain places in my landscape. After realizing they were meant to be let their seeds loose in the garden bed for next year ~ I finally gave in and allowed them to do just that! I think this photo is a gracious reward for not trying control everything!
The lilac’s are definitely in their prime this week – bringing them inside to enjoy is exactly what I am doing with them this week!
Thank you for taking a glimpse at what is blooming here at Fishtail Cottage this week. I can’t possibly post every single photo – so if you want to see more garden photo’s, please check out my Facebook page! I hope to see you all at this weeks Garden Party! xoxo, tracie