Sharing a few of the lilacs that have bloomed in my garden this year.
My favorite thing about early spring is when the lilacs bloom.
I have 12 bushes in this garden and can't fit all the photos into one post so I
thought I would first post about my two favorites.
This particular lilac is a no name.
I found it at a plant nursery in bloom and it didn't have a
description tag, but when I saw the bloom and smelled it,
I knew I had to have it.
It is one of the very first to bloom and I love cutting it and bringing the blooms into the house.
They don't last long in a vase but even as they wilt and dry, the scent stays strong.
In the photo below you can see that as it ages on the bush the blooms fade and become even fuller.
They take on a less purple cast and become more lilac in color.
I wanted to show the single florets of the bloom in a close-up so one could
see the make up of this double lilac bloom.
What an amazing bloom this lilac has!
Here is a photo I took of the different blooms from the ones I have.
Some of these I have two bushes of.
I think the Glory lilac is very similar to the no-name lilac but it's growth habit is different.
The Glory lilac has passed this one up in size and the lilacs grow mostly at the top of the bush.
My second favorite lilac is the one below called Beauty of Moscow.
I love everything about this one. I love that it is pink and not lilac or purple and I like the
less dense blooms.
Me being the pink lover I am, makes me think one of these is not enough!
I received the loveliest gift from a friend a couple of weeks ago.
a couple who have a child with the same syndrome as Landon (Angelman) from her area
that had been featured in her local paper and wondered if I would like the article
to read (and I did) so she kindly sent it.
In the package was this beautiful friendship flag and lovely card.
Deb is such a talented artist and I love her work. I am so happy to have a piece of her artwork and
it was so thoughtful of her
to send it to me and I will cherish it Deb!!!
at the bottom of the chain is a little metal heart with a muslin bow
I love details like that!!!
I wanted to post this with my lilacs because the colors are perfect together : ))))
Thank you Deb---I love it...and you!
I want to show more of the lilacs blooming and even though they will be gone by the time I do another post, they are just too pretty to let go of. So soon I will share a couple more favorites.
Hugs from here!!!