I know you're not supposed to.
But I do it anyway.
I covet . . .
my neighbor's lilac!
There it is. Tucked in along the fence we share. (Where they can't even see it!)
They probably don't even notice how it blooms.
Because, really, it's not located in a prime spot for them -- there on the side of the house they never use. There on the side with hardly any windows.
Besides, the lilac, on their side, is crowded out with no place to shine.
But on my side?
It is just spills over the fence! Hanging there. Packed with blooms and smelling incredible.
I can see it from my kitchen. And my living room. And my patio. It looks like . . . part of MY garden.
So I pretend it's mine.
I even planned for it when I put together the design for my garden bed along the fence there. Just planned for it to be blooming in May, and worked to make sure I'd be able to take advantage of it's wonderfulness.
I covet my neighbor's lilac.(I wonder if they'd notice if I cut some blooms to bring inside for a bouquet?)