Lilac's are this weeks favorite. I am so happy to see my lilacs putting on a bit of a show in my fairly young garden. I am in love with this flower. I have never had such good luck with these plants either. I have planted a few different varieties and I am loving each one of them. I spent my childhood climbing on branches and swaying in the breeze, in some very old what I would call lilac trees. One whiff of that scent and I am right back there to those spring days of my early childhood in New England.
They are just starting to pop open.
These are the old fashion lilacs I grew up with. The most fragrant as far as I can tell. Smaller blooms. This is the fourth garden I have had this lilac in. The original start came from my in- laws home. I have mangaged to bring a start with me to each new garden. Some plants become old friends. It has really taken off in this garden. For some reason this new place loves my old standbys. Now if only the roses will do as well?
And here are the results of my purple annuals purchased last week :}