Tuesday, April 4, 2017

They're So Perfect

I love my lilacs.   I probably post about them every year, but it bears repeating.  The older bush hasn't produced much this year so most of my photos have been of our newer bush which is a deeper color, kind of a raspberry.   The bush is only a few feet tall but it's full of blossoms.  


The colors on my original lilacs vary so much, often having a blue tone.   They are very fragrant and even with fewer blossoms this year, I can smell them in the air when I step outside.


Spring blossoms are so fleeting.   I'd love to have a flower garden that lasts through the Summer, but with our temperatures in the 90s and sometimes over 100, it's just a challenge to keep flowers growing.   We don't have shady areas for planting and the hot summer wind just knocks the poor plants on their backsides.   Our soil is not good for planting either and I'd have to bring in boatloads of dirt.   Maybe someday I'll live somewhere else that's better suited to having a garden.   For now, I just enjoy the little bit of beauty that we have on the lilac bushes.   I found someone else enjoying them too.  



7 comments:

Cloudia said...

Sweet little fellow!

Karen Ann said...

Love that last image!

Lynne said...

Love the deep raspberry color of your newest lilac. . .
Uplifting indeed . . .
I agree, spring flowers seem to arrive and depart all at once, even here in Michigan.
No color here yet but I am enjoying the green of moss and grass . . .
Happy Lilac Days . . .

Tabor said...

Lilacs remind me of the farm where I grew up. I do miss that smell. I never see them for sale here, but my daughter has one on the corner of her house in the city.

Florida Farm Girl said...

I like how lilacs look but don't care for the smell at all. But then I didn't grow up with them and they don't remind me of anything.

Missy George said...

Pretty picture..Love their smell..This will be the first year for my bush..It's just starting to bud!! Hope you are enjoying your week..

Daryl said...

doesnt the color depend of the acidity of the ground? like hydrangea?

My Online Life

It's become more and more about online shopping for me.   And mostly Amazon.   You can find almost anything by shopping on Amazon and wi...