Lilacs in Bloom

June 9, 2014

lilacs in bloom ironstone soup tureen patio table

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.

large purple lilac bushes in bloom

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

What do you think?

lilacs in ironstone tureen on patio table

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?
Well, that's it for today, friends!

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Lilacs In Bloom

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Bernideen said...

Your lilacs are wonderful - lovely photos!!!

Anonymous 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


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.

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 from Enjoying The Simple Things 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.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Definitely a garden favorite! wish I could go back and see those in my garden ~ have to wait till next 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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