V and I were talking about how exposed the deck is to the highway so we wanted to make a living screen to shield us from the road. So, today, we went off and he bought me a bunch of lilacs. I LOVE lilacs. At our old house we had a huge lilac hedge with three varieties intermingled. Here, we have one old fashioned purple lilac- which I love, but we just had the one. Until today!
I also got: Ellen Wilmott- double white flowers; Charles Joly- double magenta flowers; James MacFarlane- single pink flowers; and a "Bloomerang" reblooming lilac. I14 helped me plant them all this afternoon in a lovely arc along the hillside. We are also hoping to add more things into that planting area so we don't have to mow that slope. This is the area where the old septic tank was located- it was already on a hillside and it has sunk as the soil settled and is now quite steep and dangerous to mow.
A few more photos:
And finally, my favorite photo of J17 from pre-prom last night:
Her dress almost matches the shade of her eyes. If you look really closely, you can see the detail stitching she put on the tie ends- a little decorative leaf motif. Ok- It's a mom thing but I'm really proud of her and think she's absolutely beautiful. She had a lovely time out together with her friends. 14 of them went out to dinner together and to the dance and party after.
Tomorrow I've got my day off so if the weather holds we'll be decking it!