I’m jumping the gun but it’s nearly 60 out today and the snow is going fast. The three lilac bushes that I planted here last year are finally visible and it looks like they made it!
In honor of their tenacity, here are some of my favorite varieties of these beautiful bushes. Lilacs rank right up there with hydrangeas, delphiniums, hyacinths, heliotrope, foxglove, lupine, hollyhocks, azaleas, and lilies–all among my favorite flowers. I was sad to leave my President Grevy bush at the old house last year. It was just coming into its own after being damaged by tree trimmers a few years ago. The flower clusters were out of this world, very dense, large spikes with lovely coloration.
Enjoy! Not long now before we can inhale their perfume.