Wednesday, April 18, 2012

They're Blooming!


It's that time of year.
...and the lilacs have just started to bloom here.


We are so lucky to have several types of lilacs on the property.
These white ones were once in Mr. Flea's grandmother's garden.




And these...
...these are my favorites...not quite ready though...another few days.


These were my mother's lilacs.
She called them Double French.





 Hi Mom.


 They're going to be outstanding this year.


Hope you're having a good week...
 Lilac love to you...
:)

31 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

The most beautiful fragrance , so neat you have the same lilacs

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

My mom's favorite flower as well...gave them to her every Mothers day.

Al said...

We have pale pink lilacs, they are blooming early at our home. Don't you just love the scent? Always such a wonderful way to greet springtime. Have a great rest of your week. -Al

Patty C. said...

Beautiful photos

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Those are so beautiful... Unfortunately, it's a little too warm where I am to grow them . Lovely photos. Glad to have found your blog.
Ciao,
Mary

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Simply marvelous! Michael and I have always teased each other by saying that something smells like lilacs. The funny thing is that neither of us have ever seen a lilac, must less ever smelled one.
Well, it's funny to us!
Enjoy their beauty and fragrance.
Hugs, Susie

Faded Charm said...

Both your lilacs and your photos are just gorgeous. Mine are still little buds and I only have two different shades of purple...wish I had white ones. I love them no matter the color though:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh so purdy!!

I am a little worried about my lilacs.....we have little buds but last week it frosted - so not sure if they're going to be ok or not.

I have 4 big bushes and they aren't where they should be.

Sure hoping they do ok though - there is nothing like lilacs, pure and simple.

Your photos are gorgeous.

Mary Anne said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful lilacs. Love them and so love bring them inside this time of year, How wonderful you have some of your mom's lilacs! Enjoy the spring moments!!

Mary Anne

Fort lapin said...

Hello Laura

Those lilacs are wonderful, they smell so nice

So beautiful that you have a lilac from your mother, a beautiful memory

I have a lily of the valleys of my mother in law .. a nice reminder

Have a nice day!

It's me said...

Wonderful !!!...love Ria...xxx...

sharon said...

I think fresh cut lilacs are my favourite garden blooms for bouquets, heaven!

tilli said...

beautiful!

LaPouyette said...

Just Beautiful! There is something special with Lilacs, the color tones, the wonderful scent, memories...just special.

Greetings from the Périgord,
karin

Sophie said...

I wrote about my beautiful garden that was, on my blog this week and showed some before, after and before pictures (its a long, sad story!). Your gorgeous post just reminded me of the lilac I adored and lost! I must buy another one.....thank you for the reminder! I love nothing more than a few lilac in a pretty vase in the house - they smell heavenly.
Love your post
Best wishes
Sophie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your lilacs are so pretty! And yet another beautiful blog header. The lilacs in the galvanized pail are a pefect match.

amy of four corners design said...

lovely photos...the lilacs in my yard probably have 7-10 days still to go before they bloom...I love that fragrance!

luci wallis said...

Beautiful photos, I love lilacs I so wish I was not allergic:)
Bristol

Carol said...

Oh I hope they are still in bloom when we are there next month. We just can't grow them here in Texas. It's such a treat to see them and what a delight the fragrance is.

Smiles,

Carol

Anne said...

Beautiful photos.I can almost smell them.
Anne

kathee said...

Hello, I'm a new follower and really love your postings. These lilacs are so amazing...thank you for sharing their beauty!
Stop by and visit me sometime...xok

The Polished Pebble said...

love your lilacs!
and the colors are so wonderful not to mention the smell!

best, Kelley

Egretta Wells blog said...

Brought tears to my eyes. My mother's favorite, too, and Dad gave her many of them when they were courting. They are both in heaven now, but I remember with love all her stories of getting bouquets of lilacs from Dad.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lovely! I want some white lilacs. Lilac love back to you!

Heaven's Walk said...

Soooo pretty!!! Nothing beats their tremendous fragrance! Our are blooming, too, and I'm in heaven! :)

xoxo laurie

Marilyn said...

Love, love lilacs! Mine in the northwest will be blooming the next time the sun comes out. Hope it is soon.

Andy's Attic said...

Your lilacs are lovely! We have a few planted but they have yet to grow enough to really bloom. Besides, we still have tulips coming into bloom...we are a little behind!
Happy spring! :>)
Annette xoxo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
These shots are absolutely beautiful.. makes me sad winter will be here soon.. although today the sun is shining and hot again.. yesterday I was building an ark.. go figure!!

thanks for putting the giveaway button up.. you're a star. and your banner looks fantastic!! ciao xxx Julie

Tutti Chic said...

laura-one of my most favorite fragrances~I too have a beautiful lilac tree that stood in my grandmothers yard. It brings me so much happiness & nostalgia. have a wonderful weekend! :) chris

Michelle Palmer said...

Mmmmm... I can smell them from here :)They're beautiful~

Have you been to the Lilac Festival in Rochester? We have 9-10 different varieties around our yard... I was able to purchase three diff. little sprouts in paper cups from the show years ago. They were given Russian names~ each little blossom has layers and layers... They blend well with plants that I started from my "Moms beauty" in Litchfield, NY~ "Uncle Karl's" from the Cooperstown, NY area...
LOVED your post~ we name ours, too :)Hope you weekend is perfect :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Green. Green with envy. I'm dying for some pretty posies. Lilacs were my Mum's favorites so I always think of her when I get a whiff of that lovely lilac scent.

Happy Weekend!

Blessings,
Spencer