Lilacs in Bloom

June 9, 2014


We had huge lilac bushes in the back yard when I was growing up.  I remember their strong fragrance and how I loved to cut the flowers and bring them inside. I even remember bringing them to school for my teachers.

We now have huge lilac bushes on our property today, and I still love their fragrance and delicate blooms from spring into early summer.


They seem to go well with one of my ironstone soup tureens. 

What do you think?


I played with some Picmonkey effects because my iPhone is not taking very good pictures since the iOS7 update.


Is there a flower that you associate with your childhood?



Lilac bushes are actually from the olive family, and they attract butterflies which I absolutely love about them.



 What are your favorite fresh cut flowers?
 
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Bernideen said...

Your lilacs are wonderful - lovely photos!!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are lovely! I can almost smell them here! There is only one Lilac that will grow in our area and I don't have it. I'm pea green with envy over your Lilacs! I love to cut almost any flower, but love the smell of roses.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're gorgeous and I can just about smell them from here. I'll never forget my grandmother's pansies, she always told me they were smiling at me.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful lilacs! Perfect in the white pitcher.
I don't know how well they fair in my area,as have not seen any around in years.
Enjoy your evening.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I have never seen lilacs in person- I don't think they grow in GA. Yours are gorgeous- I can almost smell them. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love lilacs, I wish we could grow them here in Orlando, When i grew up in Minnesota we had a yard full

Carol

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathleen,
I love your pretty lilacs. I have lilac bushes and they are heavenly to smell. I love the tureen you put yours in. Very pretty.
Kris

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE your lilac pictures. Those are my favorite cut Spring flower! Yours are gorgeous- xo Diana

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

wow, the lilac bushes are so wonderful

Real Life in Malaysia said...

childhood flower time? ... soft sweet scent of balsam - impatiens - and having fun popping the mature seeds :)

thank you for soothing wonderful colour ...

Larry said...

This was a really great lilac year for us as well... they seemed to benefit from our extreme winter... lovely post and thanks for sharing!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love lilacs. Yours are beautiful!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

I adore lilacs. If I had a large sunny area I'd have a wall of them planted. Mine have just started to bloom- I need to cut a few to bring indoors so I can enjoy them too. Yours look wonderful in the white ironstone tureen.

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...
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Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Heaven must smell of lilacs. Yours look beautiful in the tureen.

Ivy and Elephants said...

one of my favorites, too. They look just gorgeous in the tureen!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Patti

Fishtail Cottage said...

Definitely a garden favorite! wish I could go back and see those in my garden ~ have to wait till next year....is it funny to get a little sad that we have to wait a whole year before seeing our garden blooms? Appreciate you linking up this post to Fishtail Cottage's garden party this week! oxox

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