Thursday, May 14, 2015


There are three varieties of Lilacs in our gardens, only one of which, the white variety, were planted by myself.

The other two varieties are probably close to twenty five years old.

When planting our gardens, one aspect in selecting flowers to plant that's very important to me is choosing flowers that can be enjoyed both in the garden, and in our home. This is why the majority of our gardens consist of Hydrangeas and Peonies and Roses. All of these make for visually appealing gardens, but also provide cuttings for beautiful bouquets to enjoy throughout each room.

Lilacs are the first of the garden's blooms that I am able to clip and arrange in pretty vessels, and display wherever they might be enjoyed. A large bouquet in a pitcher is placed on our dining room table, as well as my night table, and coffee table. Smaller vases are set beside the sink, and on the vanity and by lamps in vignettes.

It means that whatever I might be doing, waking up, washing dishes or quietly reading, there are always flowers to delight in.

And in the case of Lilacs, there's the added pleasure of their enchanting fragrance. It fills the house.

Our bushes are between our home, and our neighbor's. This is from our master bedroom. When the days are warm, our windows are always open and the scent wafts through on the breeze.

Here is a good, simple resource for everything from pruning your Lilac's to rejuvenating old bushes.


  1. So beautiful! Happy lilac season to you! We are a week away, at least. Your photos have made me very excited about what's to come. Best, Catherine

    1. The anticipation is part of what makes them so lovely! I'm hoping for cooler temperatures so I can enjoy them as long as possible.
      - Maria

  2. Your lilacs are so very lovely! I can almost smell them! My mom had several purple and white varieties around the house when I was growing up, and seeing yours has me feeling nostalgic. :-) Thank you for sharing!

  3. I have wanted a lilac tree for a long time and finally got one this year. I am not quite sure how long it will take it to flower but I am very excited by the prospect.I love the shape of the flowers, the colours (in all their hues) and the scent has got to be one of natures best. Thank you for reminding me how much I love them! Yours look so good I can almost smell them. Love Linda xx


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