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The lilac are just beginning to release their lovely scent, it is one of my favorite smells in the world, when the flowers are all open I like to bury my face and inhale deeply, lilac is as relaxing as lavender is in terms of aromatherapy in my opinion.  The bees have been circling all of my lilac bushes which is such a great sign considering all the literature has been warning us of the weakened state of bees worldwide. I used to be scared of bees, but since reading about the disastrous toll all the pesticides have taken on our bee population, I see bees as our life link to produce and without them we are in serious trouble. Bees are sacred to our existence and I hope more people become pesticide free, if only for our own good.

I am very excited that all of my blueberry bushes, planted last year, came back healthy and strong. My friend Tracy who has experience with both wild blueberries and regular blueberries told me that I have to wait at least 3 years before I get any fruit, it doesn’t take away my excitement over the fact that they survived the winter and the dogs. The three dogs love hanging out where I planted the blueberry bushes but they haven’t trampled them so I consider that lucky. Gardening is part patience and luck, you hope for plenty of both. 

I’m surprised the pansies came back from last year, they are a gorgeous deep purple, a great background color for the Russian Sage I planted right next to them last year which is coming back as well. All in all I’m happy with what is popping up in the back, I can’t complain.