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Lilac Loveliness

It has been about two months since our lilac tree has bloomed.  Oh, do I miss it so. The fragrance gently wafts over you and the pretty flowers make me smile.  Our tree is right outside our back door so I get a glimpse of it every time I come and go from the garage or get something from our back porch.  Lilacs always signal the start of spring and have various meanings associated with the petal color.  The two week blooming period was far too short, but I look forward to seeing the profusion of blooms next spring.  Enjoy!

If heaven has a scent, it must smell like lilacs in bloom. -Victoria Doyle Heagy

*Tina

P.S. Scratch and sniff photography would be really handy right now.

Daughter Lilac

Sweet as can be!

Sweet as can be!

Something amazing happened!  Our lilac tree produced an offspring and here she is.  My husband noticed this anomaly before I did.  As I have posted before, our weather in Southern California this year has been uncharacteristic to say the least.  Unseasonably warm for long stretches of time and rain in the summer and early fall.  Quite unusual.  To have a lilac tree in this warm climate, we have a specific variety and it only blooms in February or March.  That is it, nothing more.  Welcome, Daughter Lilac, we hope you stay awhile.

*Tina

Blooming Lilacs

 

Such a gentle, sweet scent!

Such a gentle, sweet scent!

It is lilac time!  When we purchased our home, we were thrilled that we inherited a mature lilac tree.  The first year was a little rough because it had been neglected over the years and was overgrown.  With instructions from a landscape gardener, I gave it some tough love and cut it back hard.  Now, it blooms every March and provides the most delightful sprigs of lilacs.  My husband climbs the ladder to reach the tallest blooms and with the cuttings I am able to fill my grandmother’s Lenox vase with these beauties.  The scent wafts through our dining room and reminds me that spring is around the corner.

The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. – Yevgeny Zamyatin

*Tina

Luscious Lilacs Part II

I love the varying shades of purples!

I love the varying shades of purples!

Here is the last bunch we picked from the lilac tree.  It was the best season so far and I look forward to next year’s crop.  Until then, I bid adieu.

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.  -Chinese proverb

*Tina

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