Sunday, May 01, 2011

the little lilacs climbers

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A while ago the bobbaloo settlement of this residence heard of my worries of not having a plethora of gorgeous lilacs this year - I really went very very drastic when I pruned the after-bloom-hedge last summer - so the decided to have a proper look on the progress of the lilacs. And if possible incite to growth. In ways only bobbaloos know how.

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So one day two of the most daring ones, Knut and Scarlet apparently, put on their colour matching harnesses and went on a climb. Up and down, up and down different branches, checking out the growth status.

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And yes, probably showing off more than a tad bit too. When they felt it was time to come down on ground again they did have great news - the lilacs hedge is positively bursting with sprouts and buds. It will be a good early summer in the garden of mine (as I showed a bit from yesterday).

Gardens do have a way to always make one happy, even if one isn't blessed with green fingers. Gardens grow and are kind, soothe a troubled mind, caress a weary soul. Gardens and bobbaloos, two peas in a pleasing pod.

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3 comments:

Kea said...

Knut and Scarlet are so adorable and also so adventurous! I'm glad they reported you'll have many blooms this year.

When I was growing up we had two glorious lilac bushes in our front yard...heavenly.

Our lilacs are about where yours are in terms of growth/readiness. Alas, I can no longer smell, but I do remember their wonderful scent!

The Elephant's Child said...

Love it. And gardens are a big obsession of mine. And the bobbaloos looked great in their guise of mountain climbers.

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