I absolutely LOVE lilacs! They’re pretty, a cool purplish color, they grow on bushes with no thorns, but the scent is what really makes them stand out in the gardening world. Just a few lilacs in a vase will make the whole house smell amazing.
Here’s a picture I snapped this morning of the lilac bush in my yard. The buds should open in a few days, but they’re already a nice shade. I can’t wait to give ’em a sniff. 🙂 As you can tell by the gray sky, we’re in for some more rain this afternoon.
My great-grandmother, we all called her Mama Brown, had the most beautiful lilacs! More than one kind, because I remember white blooms mixed in with the purple ones, and they seemed to have a longer blooming season. When we’d visit, she’d always send us home with a fresh bouquet, usually starring lilacs, sometimes with a peony or two. Lilacs always remind me of her.
What is your favorite flower?