Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Pearly Jug of Privet


It's good to have a more at-home week. I had been ignoring the cleaning needs in my kitchen but this week I'm working my way down a list: light fixtures, floor scrub, cabinets sorted and wiped down.

And the sitting room needed a deep clean. Out with the orchids past their prime. Out with the amaryllis bulbs I'm STILL waiting on. Not interested anymore!

More in the mood for a big jug of privet cut from the hedge. Oh, the subtle fragrance!

8 comments:

Margo said...

"pearly jug" - what a lovely description.

I noticed my lilies of the valley are now in bloom when I smelled their sweet fragrance underneath my washline yesterday.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

FRESH and BEAUTIFUL.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Lovely! Your awesome photos of sweet, simple beauty inspire me and make me smile. Thanks for that.

Julie said...

I love your blog and the lovely photos you always have on it. I had to laugh at your jug of privet - here in New Zealand it is considered a noxious weed because it grows so rampantly.

Anna said...

Julie, it's a weed here too. It grows in the roadsides and the edges of the woods. Fortunately it doesn't invade the vegetable garden!

Linda said...

I brought a huge bunch of privet in the house once....and it was full of tiny insects, I had to rush it back outside and enjoy it on the porch!

fGs said...

I'm always love coming here. Not only for the beauty, but for all I learn here as well. I have wondered the name of that plant.

Farrah

Emily said...

In case you haven't already done this, Anna, I have a 100% success rate with the following amaryllis-encouragement method: let the amaryllis grow outside all summer (I just leave it in the pot and tuck it back behind the bushy peonies, where it's not as much of a gangly eyesore.) Then I bring it in when school starts in the fall, put it in a dark corner of the basement, and forget all about it for a couple of months. The foliage dries up and it looks for all the world like it's dead. Around Christmas I remove the dead stuff, water it again and put it in the sun. Green shoots start to show within a week and I have pretty blooms about a month later.

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