To me the First Blooms of Spring is like the “First Gift of Christmas”. This has been a unusually cool spring which has put everything in my flower garden at least two weeks behind . This is June 20, and my Lilacs are still in full bloom. The beautiful aroma of the Lilac flowers as you walk past the bush makes me stop for another smell. I said to my husband Alan, “I think this is what Heaven smells like”. Typically, because of our location, being close to Lake Michigan also helps to delay our season. I’m guessing a few warm days will get everything in full bloom.
If flowers and flower gardens are your thing, stop by at the Red Forest Bed and Breakfast to see my garden. Also check out the beautiful West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc. This 6 acre estate of the late Ruth and John West was created in 1934 and features rose garden, Japanese sunken and formal gardens with more than 900 feet of herbaceous borders with colorful annuals. The garden is located along Lake Michigan’s coastline and the Mariners Trail. Sit back and
“Coast for awhile”