When we moved into our eighty-some year old house, it came with this giant lilac. Lilacs in full bloom are said to signal the earliest time to plant warm weather crops. But, I’ve noticed that it usually still a bit wet or chilly to plant tomatoes without good protection. This huge fragrant lilac guards the gate into our garden.
It looks huge from this angle. Let’s take a walk through the gate to the back garden.
I dry stacked some pink flagstones into a little wall.
I love the way the lilac arches over the arbor.
Open the gate and peek in.
This side yard is on the south side of the house. I grow will be planting tomatoes in the raised beds. Let’s open the next gate and take a peek into the back yard
Spring is just starting….some areas in the Black Hills had snow last week.