May 18, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy-Week 20

Short version this week as I just didn't have time to take a lot of photos.

My bleeding hearts are starting to bloom.  I have both white and red planted and it's a crap shoot as what will come out.  This one closest to the front porch stairs goes gangbusters but there are two more in this bed that are far behind and I'm not sure they'll actually flower out.  I LOVE bleeding hearts!

The Lily of the Valley is in bloom everywhere and while I find the scent in a perfume or soap too strong for my nose, the real thing in small doses is just lovely.  There's a naturalized field of it blooming along a street where Beau and I walk daily and I couldn't resist picking a stalk and sniffing as we strolled along.  It's spring in New England when the LotV is blooming!


Barb said...

I agree, I love the smell of the natural Lilly-of-the-valley!

P.J. said...

I have large patch of them in our little wooded patch next to the house. It will be another week before mine are in bloom. It has just been so chilly this spring, things are slow to SPRING up. I've never smelled th LotV; something I will do this year when they bloom. Thanks for sharing. :)