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.