Thursday, March 29, 2012

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

This week I'm sharing my lilacs from last year! I'm so bummed, this year I only got 4 small sprigs of blooms on my bush!  The worst year ever since I planted my lilac bush many years ago!  


In previous years I got 2 full bouquets about the size of these!!!



I sure hope next year is better!

The good news is that is looks like it's going to be a great year for my Eden Roses!  The vine is covered with buds and I can see a little pink starting to show through on some of the tight green buds so it shouldn't be too much longer before they are in full bloom!

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Thanks to all of you that join in every week! 



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53 comments:

HoosierHomemade said...

The lilacs are gorgeous! Sorry you didn't get many this year. The weather has been really wonky!
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

Doni said...

Wow BEAUTIFUL lilacs!!! Just gorgeous! I certainly do wish we could have them here in Texas and they would be that lovely!!!
Thanks so much for hosting each week!
Blessings, Doni

AshTreeCottage said...

They are still pretty. Maybe your roses will more than make up for the small amount of lilacs. My lilacs have not bloomed yet, so I don't know what to expect. Thanks for hosting Cindy!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous lilacs! Thanks for hosting!
Cindy

Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline said...

I love lilacs. My lilac bush is green but no blooms yet...which I am glad about since it will be in the 20's here tonight UGH!

Thanks so much for hosting. Have a lovely weekend. hugs, mb

Anne said...

Cindy,
Those lilacs are gorgeous.Next to roses those are my favorites.Thank you for hosting.
Anne

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Cindy, Lilacs are one of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers. I miss them - we had a bush in Ohio and they don't seem to like the weather here in Georgia. So sorry - I hope next year will be better - the pictures are wonderful! Thank you for being a gracious hostess,
Kathy

Becca said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy! Yours is one of my favorite parties!
xo Becca

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Those lilacs are just beautiful - at least you have pictures of last years :) Thanks so much for hosting!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I can almost smell the lilacs! Thanks so much for hosting. I shared some sweet, fuzzy chenille ear bunny eggs for Easter and a party hat tutorial <3

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Mother Nature seems a bit confused this year! But your lilacs are so pretty, I can almost smell them from here!

Kerry Rossow said...

Thank you for hosting!
Lilacs make my heart sing!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Donna said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! Hopefully next year will be better for them.
Thanks for hosting the party!

J. Beaudet said...

Your lilacs are absolutely beautiful, Cindy! Thank you so much for hosting this! Have a great weekend!
Jenniferx

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your lilacs - darn!

Well sure enjoyed seeing your beautiful bouquets from last year!

And how EXCITING to hear it looks as though your roses are going to do well. That is great news!

Thank you for hosting a great linky party!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Desire Empire said...

Hi candy
I am travelling and linking from my iPad today. It won't let me edit to add a link to you post which I will do when I return home.
Love your party which week
Carolyn

NanaDiana said...

How beautiful, Cindy. We are just startingto green up here so nothing is blooming yet. Lilacs are my favorite flower. xo Diana

Sarah said...

Cindy, I need to try to grow lilacs here. I've never tried. The bouquets are gorgeous. Hope they begin to produce again.

Anne said...

I planted a lilac hedge along the back of my property last summer, just little cuttings but they're growing really well!!

Thanks for the party!

xox

Sherry said...

Your lilacs are beautiful! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I can almost smell the lilacs just looking at your pictures. I didn't have very many blooms last year either. I'm hoping to get more this year. We'll see ... my bush is about ready to burst into bloom. Thanks for hosting!

Cottage and Broome said...

Those lilacs were so beautiful! I can't believe your roses are almost ready to bloom, we are only up to daffodils here. Thanks for hosting, again this week. Laura

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful lilacs, thanks so much for hosting!

Little Bit said...

thanks for hosting! Little Bit

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Thank goodness you have the pictures as a remembrance to hold you over. My eyes lite up a little when I saw that first photo. So pretty! It is storming and blowing out here on the Oregon Coast... I feel like Spring will never arrive.

Kathy said...

Thanks for hosting, Cindy. I always get so much inspiration from your Show and Tell Friday!
Love the lilacs. It is early here in Portland but I always look forward to a few days of the delightful scent in the house!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party. Those lilacs are gorgeous!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous lilacs!!! I;m all linked up this week- I shared my focal B&W photos and my wee little ;) birdhouse~thanks for hosting!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Cindy! Your pictures are GORGEOUS! I love the purple and white! I wouldn't worry too much about your lilacs. Did you prune them late last year? That will make them flower less the next year. BUT next year you will really be rewarded.
Thank you for the peek inside your beautiful home...
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I love seeing the lilacs. My bushes have the beginnings of leaves. Thanks for hosting.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

The lilacs are gorgeous. Thanks for hosting. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas.

jeanetteann said...

Lilacs are so beautiful,I'm always thinking I should plant one.
x

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

As always thank you for the spectacular party!!!! Your love and efforts are so greatly appreciated! Can't tell you how much! Then the Lilacs...even though they were not plentiful for you this year...they are GORGEOUS!!!!!! i love to look at them because I am terribly allergic -- but looking at your amazing display makes my heart happy!!! Hope the mountain biking is going fabulously! hugs...

Rebekah Greiman said...

Good morning! I've been asked by several how I make my own Sushi at home (I'm no pro, but it looks and tastes like an expensive restaurant roll!). Today, I've linked up a simple tutorial-sans raw fish. It's healthy, cheap to make and oh, so tasty. Thanks for hosting the partee! Hope you enjoy-have a great day!
Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Your Lilacs are just lovely... thank you for hosting!

Tina said...

Beautiful lilacs! I am your newest follower and a new poster for Show and Tell Friday.
Thank you for hosting.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Erika . . . with a K said...

Thank you for hosting. I can't wait to visit all of the linkups! Have a great weekend.

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Hi Cindy! Happy Friday! Sorry that your Lilacs weren't as fruitful as in past years. I think the weird Winter we all had has made for a bit of a lackluster Spring for most of us. It'll be a few weeks before we'll know how it affected us here, but I'm sure it will be pretty much the same. (The lilacs from last year were stunning, though!)
Thanks so much for hosting another week of Show and Tell Friday! Hope you have an awesome weekend! ~ Mary

Mammy Made said...

Thanks for hosting. I've linked up a nice and easy jeans to shorts refashion this week :)

- Adele @ Mammy Made

Anonymous said...

I only have 3 bushes, but my two best producers have very few buds. My newest, and smallest is loaded, but cutting any will prune the tree back! Hoping I can find some road 'hedges' I can help myself too ;)

Julie

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Lovely shade of lavender!

Cindy said...

Your lilacs just take my breath away... i would love to have a lilac bush, but apparently they don't do well in North Carolina... Wonder why there are less blooms this year?? I had the same deal last year with a couple of plants, hardly any blooms, and this year they're loaded with flowers... who knows!

Cindy

NYCLQ said...

Loving all the wonderful Easter projects! Thanks for hosting!

xo Lynda

Barb Phillips said...

Your purple lilacs are awesome. I need to go and find me some starts to get planted. I also love the white that you photographed against

Mimi said...

Cindy, Wish I had some lilacs to bloom. I enjoy them when I go to the flower market though. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathleen said...

Cindy,
Thank you for hosting. I am waiting for my lilacs to bloom. Yours were beautiful last year. I can't wait to see your roses! I hope life is treating you well.
Kathleen

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I love lilacs and I've never had this much luck with them. Yours from last year look great. Thanks so much for hosting.

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Lovely images!!!

Crafty Mischief said...

Wow! Your lilacs are gorgeous! I can almost smell them! My grandma used to grow lilacs, so they always make me think of her. Thanks so much for hosting!
Warm wishes, Brittany

Virginia Jesus Fassarella said...

Cindy, bom dia,
eu tomei a liberdade de participar do seu mosaico de amigos, e para retribuir levo comigo o seu banner. Obrigada por me hospedar. Beijos.

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful lilacs! You have displayed them beautifully too.Our little bush is just starting to grow. We had a few cuttings last year. Crossing my fingers the snow expected tomorrow will not hurt the new blooms. Sorry I'm a bit late to the party. But I am so happy to participate xo

Elsie said...

Cindy your lilacs are beautiful, I don't care if they are from last year. Sorry you didn't get as many this year. Everything is different this year because of the crazy weather. I love seeing your pictures, they are always beautiful.

Modular Furniture said...

Thanks for hosting.