I am very excited about this shrub. This is a lilac called "Sensation". This is the first time it has produced flower buds. It has been a seven year wait that is about to end.
Life is starting to renew itself in the garden. We have a nesting Canada Goose on the roof of the cabin on our property. She has been on the nest for over 2 weeks now.
The toads are retuning to the ponds for mating. They have started singing at night and will continue for about three weeks. Then the tadpoles will hatch and turn into toads that will start eating the slugs and snails that would eat my hostas.