Lilacs at Last!

April 7, 2011Katie

I adore lilacs.  They are up there with tulips, peonies and begonias as some of my favorite flowers.  My parents’ yard in Michigan was bordered with them when I was growing up and I use to love the smell of them breezing through the open windows.  Sometimes I would cut them and put them in a vase and put them on my windowsill to intensify the smell.

We’ve been in our current house now for almost 5 years and just as this little lilac bush would start to bloom, we’d inevitably get a freeze and it would never finish blooming.

But not this year. 

And I am happy…very happy.


  • Beth

    April 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I'm delighted that you are happy! I ... am sneezing long distance! I was at a church conference once in the spring and a lady brought in lilacs to add ambiance (or some such thing). A few minutes later I began having trouble breathing. Pretty pictures though!
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Beth- SO glad I'm not allergic...I love them so much!
  • julie

    April 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    We had a purple lilac bush in our backyard in MI too! I cut small clippings and put them in a vase on the kitchen table.That smell is unforgettable. Miss that wonderful fragrance
  • Katherine

    April 10, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Oh how lovely, these are one of my favorites. My little lilac bush was just starting to bud when it started to snow! Yes we have snow here right now. All of my beautiful spring flowers are covered in white.......Happy I found your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine P.S> please let me know if you add a friend follow I'll be one of your first!
    1. dishinanddishes

      April 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Katherine- You can follow my RSS in your Reader, but Wordpress doesn't have a "follow" like blogspot? I'm so happy you stopped by! Visited your blog! We're both Katherine/Kathryn's called Katie! Cool!

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