My cilantro is about to reach for the sky! It's really a shame that I can't have an abundance of cilantro at the same time that I have an abundance of tomatoes. I've taken to freezing the herb in little cubes to throw into my September pots of salsa.
The sunshine has also brought the lilac flowers a full week or more ahead of previous years. I always count on lilacs for Mother's Day. Lilacs are my favorite. I would have been very sad to miss them. This red purple variety is the tallest and most profusely adorned that it has ever been since I planted a wee sprout there about fifteen years ago.
The color is so vibrant!
I also have this sweet double blossom with dainty white centers.
This variety, acquired from a friend, is a pale blue color.
Nothing is cheerier than a bouquet of lilacs.