Lilacs of White Pines


lilacbouquet1700Yesterday I promised you a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the wonderful old lilacs.
Most if not all were probably planted in the 40’s.
They are a mass of  blooms right now and the perfume is intoxicating.
vintage lilacMy neighbor has this lovely lilac colored one and I do believe it is the most heavily scented of them all.
It’s a party for your nose.
Here is a link to a post on how I propagated it so I can have my own.  HOW TO PROPAGATE LILACS
Darker lilacJust down a block and around the corner is this beauty.
It is a darker purple, not quite as heavily scented but perfumed just enough.
motags2700Lilacs though lovely can be invasive, if they like where they are planted
jordans lilac700But when you end up with a hillside in front of your house looking like this, you may not care.
I love the mix of colors on this one.
It has both the light lavender and a touch of the darker so probably two different ones growing into each other.
whitelilacs2700And now to the white, which has a grace and beauty all its own.
With the weather heating up to near 80 this week my garden will begin to pop with blooms.
Already my iris are opening and even a few roses.
frontiris700An iris by my front drive.
rimmediris700This one still had rain drops on it.
idahoiris700One of my favorites, a gift from my cousin in Idaho, she had dug it up at an abandoned farmhouse garden.
This is going to be the year of the garden.
Last year, I was so busy working on the mountain that my garden was neglected.
The weeds had party and invited ALL of their friends.
They all made themselves at home and decided to have babies.
Lots of babies!
But I have already dug in to garden work and, of course, I love it.
The best thing about getting to work from home is I can take breaks now and then and take 10 minutes to weed a bed or haul some chicken doo from the chicken pen to add to the hot beds.
Enjoy your day!


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  1. I love lilac, but can not seem to be able to grow them on my own. I tried planting from a seed with no luck. I’m going to read your post on read your post on how to propagate.

  2. Hi Pamela,
    We are not in lilac country and these photos bring back such sweet memories of my Grandmother’s and Aunt Bonnie’s beautiful lilacs in upper Ohio. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. You are most welcome and I am so glad I was able to bring back those feel good memories. The lilacs seemed to be outstanding this year, some years we get a late freeze and it zaps them all but this year we get to enjoy them in abundance!

  3. This post made me so happy! I adore lilacs – they are the scent of my childhood spring. Beautiful
    Found you on Sabbilicious Friday

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed them, they are a happy flower, sweet smelling and so lovely.

  4. Gorgeous lilacs and irises….I have the same blue ones and each year I have to dig up, divide and move around. You just can’t kill them…lol

    Beautiful post.

    1. I think the only way to kill them is plant them too deep. I gave a bunch to a friend and she did plant them too deep (I did not know she was unaware of how to plant them) and none survived. I have quite a few that I dug up and tossed aside until I could do something with them and never did find the time so they are blooming away in their pile. 🙂

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