I went a little overboard photographing my lilacs this year. A combination of not having had my camera out in months and wanting to capture my favourite of all the spring flowers.
In my tiny garden, I have 6 lilacs, all of them syringa vulgaris or common lilac. I need to keep them pruned so they don't grow out of control but I've left two of them alone to grow as tall as they like. They're over ten feet now and were absolutely covered in blooms this year.
Lilacs don't make the best cut flowers, usually wilting within a couple of days but it's worth it to have the house filled with their fragrance.
These are the common lilacs that I'm familiar with, always the same soft purple with a wonderful scent. If you drive along any rural road, you'll often see a lilac bush in the middle of a field where a farmhouse once stood.
Already beginning to wilt.
An antique ironstone pitcher is filled with pink and purple lilacs on top of a dresser in the upstairs hall.
Now that the lilacs are over for another Spring, the peonies are getting ready to burst open. We're experiencing cooler than normal weather that has delayed them but they should be blooming early next week. I'll be ready with my camera as soon as they're open!
See you soon! xo