Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Lilac Blooms


perennialgardener said...

Aww...the heavenly scent of Lilacs! Wish you photos were scratch & sniff! ;)

Sheila said...

Oh you are so lucky! I have them planted in my gardens, special low-chill varieties, but they still don't do very well. I have to buy them from the florist to enjoy them inside.

cherry said...

oh so pretty !!!
hugs, Cherry

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

ahh, I can almost smell them. Mine are just now starting to bud. Just hoping they don't get frozen.Wonderful pictures!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

They are so pretty, Cindee. They sort of remind me of an enlarged version of the butterfly bush bloom I now have.

Meadowview Thymes said...

ummmm..I think I can smell them! :)

Tootsie said...

I can smell them from here

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I've never smelled a lilac. Poor me.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Ahh, I can just smell their sweetness. My grandmother used to have one in her yard when I was a child. I remember it well, and loved how wonderful it smelled. It's pretty, too;-) You took great shots! Have a wonderful April!

Rick said...

Love the Lilac. The sweet sweet smell of lilac's at my grandmothers. Happy memories of my childhood. Love the Lilac.

cindee said...

Hi perennialgardener,
They do smell wonderful.

Hi Sheila,
Mine don't do as well as some areas where it is not so hot. But they I do enjoy them.

Hi Cherry,

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
I hope your lilacs do not freeze too!

Hi Brenda,
They do look like a butterfly bush bloom. They smell better though(-:

Hi Tootsie(-:

Hi Meadowview Thymes,

Hi Aunt Debbie,
Oh that is to bad. They do smell wonderful(-:

Hi Jan,
My Grandmother had them blooming in her garden too(-: That is why I always wanted some for my yard!

Hi Rick,
It must be a Grandma thing(-: They smell so great when they bloom how could you not have some!(-:


Peggy said...

Hi, flowergarden girl recommended I visit you to see your blog to see your tipsy pots, fantastic! I had made them and called them tumbling pots. Your shoe garden is extra ordinary. have spent about 2 hours visiting you and some of the blog links. I am amazed at the junk ones!I wish we had something like that over here (Ireland). Have a great day and will be back to visit again.

WiseAcre said...

Your Lilacs look a deeper color than most. They remind me of those I have. I have no idea of the variety since they were already growing in the yard when we bought our first shack. Besides the great color they throw up so many suckers I get to share them. After 30 years they're now the pride and joy of many around here.

cindee said...

Hi Wise Acre,
These Lilacs came from my grandparents yard. I don't know what they are called but they are old.(-: Kinda like me(-:

WiseAcre said...

Old is good (or so I keep telling myself) If you're old I must be ancient history or you put up an old pic :)

These must be a forgotten variety. I keep looking to buy some but have never seen any quite like them. I'd guess the one that started all the others must be at least 50 years old. The original lilac was very large and the suckers around it had formed a huge clump around 30 feet in diameter.

The color is a very very deep purple before opening completely. Fully open it is still twice as deep as the 'lavenders'. It will be some time yet before I can take a pic but I'll make sure I do this year.

cindee said...

Wise Acre,
The lilacs at my grandparents were put in in the 50's so that makes them about 50+ years. Sometimes I think the old varieties are the best(-: I have a couple roses that are from my grandparents yard also. They date back there too. I am 48(-: Which to my kids is Ancient! (-: