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.