Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lilacs


My lilac bushes are starting to bloom. I have them planted as a privacy block between our home and a neighbors driveway. I can smell them when I have the windows open in my bedroom. Pure bliss!

My bushes come from shoots from plants on my grandparents old farm. Mom tells me that the deep purple lilac is an old variety. That growing up my grandmother always told her that they are hard to come by. That most lilacs are of the lighter lilac color. It means so much to know that these plants have been in my family for generations.

12 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful! And, what a lovely story! We don't have lilacs in the deep south where I am, but I miss seeing them in Colorado!

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  2. They are gorgeous@@

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  3. I just noticed yesterday that my bushes are starting to bloom. I was so excited! Lilacs are one of my favorites!

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  4. My neighbors' two lilac bushes are blooming. It is my favorite flower smell. I would like to plant one. Any tips for caring for these?

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  5. So pretty and I love the scent of lilacs! They're even more special because of their history.

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  6. Your lilacs are breathtaking! WOW!!
    Blessings, andrea

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  7. How beautiful - we won't have lilacs until the end of May!

    What a wonderful treasure to have your grandmother's lilac starts . . . making memories.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  8. I would LOVE to have some of the Lilacs that were in my Grandmothers yard when she was alive but all the big builders came in and bought most of the houses on her road and put the big million dollar houses where all the pretty OLD houses were.
    We had some dwarf Lilac bushes in our yard up north (and other bushes) and had to dig them up and take them to my son's house and planted them there...they could not have sat in the back of a moving truck for 10 days before the truck got here. The Lilacs would not have grown here anyway as they say they need the hard freeze to be able to bloom in the spring.
    It's O K though because my son sends me pictures and videos of all the bushes we planted in his yard and I can still enjoy seeing them and know they are safe.
    Yours are a real treasure for you to enjoy...and I do miss the smell too.

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  9. They are so pretty, Wendi! And how neat that the flowers also have family significance!

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  10. My lilacs are still in the budding stage but soon I will be able to enjoy mine like youare enjoying yours. They are so beautiful, and wht the history as well, they are truely special.

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  11. What beautiful lilacs! I love your arrangement! My grandmother had lilac too. I have a peony bush from her yard. Isn't it special to have pieces of them in such beauty? Enjoy!

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