Oh…you have some in every hue, don’t you? They’re gorgeous. Lilacs are one of my very favorite flowering trees (shrubs?). I wish they lasted longer as a cut flower, though…mine always seem to wilt pretty quickly after I put them in a vase.
Isn’t it just wonderful?!?! We have several 100-old bushes across the street from our house. Yesterday, I came home with armloads of blossoms. They’re in every room of our house in all their gawdy, fragrant splendor. Allergies be damned, I will enjoy the fragrance every minute. Bring on the Claritin!
Wow, so beautiful. My mom always talks about lilacs, but I had only seen some recently. They never grew well here, but new varieties are now available for southern California. It’s on my ‘gimme’ list.
(P.S.: life is that much sweeter with dog hair around)
Oooh, Kathryn, bummer to be allergic to lilacs. Claritin to the rescue! Barb, I wish I could provide a scent sample for you, it is my favorite scent in the world. Sweet, perfumy, but not cloying or heavy. Just right. And soon gone. I cut more again today, but they are clearly at peak and beginning to fade. Kim, should I send Bill over ;-) I’m a big advocate of clearing some trees to make room for lilacs!