Lilacs are just beginning to bloom at Pink Gardens. I love the smell of lilacs. In the past I've had dark purple, magenta and white lilacs in my yards, but this yard only has this medium purple variety. From what I can tell, the bush is more than 100 years old though, so it's sturdy old-stock.
My mini-Iris are flowering now. They're no more than 4-inches tall! I have to work hard to keep all of my more invasive, taller perennials from overtaking these little gems.
Pink Lily-of-the-Valley has been part of my family since the 1950s. I moved these to Pink Gardens from my mother's home and she had taken some from her family's home. They're smaller and daintier with less of an aroma than the white ones, but I really enjoy the nod to my past.
I'm not sure what this plant is called. It's a ground cover that Mary gave me a few years ago. Besides the pretty silvery-green foliage, it has these buttery yellow flowers in the spring.
My Jank-in-the-Pulpits are doing really well. I've naturalized more than fifty of these woodland wildflowers in this yard in the past few years.