If there's one thing you can count on in Nashville is that the trees will bloom spectacularly in the spring! It's the one time of the year where the whole city is in bloom.
For the past couple of years, I've missed the flowering of my cherry tree. It's gorgeous, but doesn't last long. This year, I was determined not to miss it. In this picture, it was just beginning to bloom. Since I was gone for 4 days, I had Butch keeping an eye on it.
This is the larger view. It's a pale pink. Although, in years past, sometimes it seems to be pinker. It could be my imagination or due to some other external factor---more moisture than other years.
Anyway, the very next day, the lilacs were dead!! What??? I'm not sure what happened unless you can't really bring them in the house for cut flowers. Or, it could have been these---supposedly---awesome little moisture balls I bought. They look like little pieces of tapioca. You let them soak in water and they expand to the size of medium peas. They are supposed to make your flowers last longer. Maybe they didn't work. Either way, what a waste of time. I'm sure Butch was glad to see them go! Still, I get to enjoy them in the garden for a bit longer.
How does your garden grow?