Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 92: Lilacs

Last year everything was four to six weeks ahead of schedule. This year? At least two weeks behind. No lilacs blooming yet, so I thought I'd share a few from April 2012.











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18 comments:

Kitties Blue said...

Thanks for dropping by to see us. It doesn't matter what year those bloomed, they are gorgeous, and we know they smelled so good. Everything here is way late as well. Hope you share some photos of this year's lilacs when they bloom. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Rebecca said...

what a nice pictures! i do love flowers! :)

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kelley jensen said...

I love the smell of lilacs in the spring.

Beth F said...

We're behind too, but the lilacs are budded and I'm hoping to cut blooms by the weekend.

OrangeHeroMama said...

lilacs are so beautiful! I can't wait til ours bloom!

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Savannah McQueen said...

I've only heard of these famous lilacs. They do not grow here in the deep south. Maybe one day I can actually see one growing. I hear wonderful things about them. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Kitties Blue: Thank you, and you're right--doesn't matter what year the photo was taken, their scent lingers in one's memory. I'm hoping to get over to Longenecker Gardens at the UW Arboretum sometime in the next week, and hope the lilacs are in bloom.

Heather said...

Rebecca: Thank you, I do love seeing the first spring flowers in bloom.

Kelley: Don't you love the way their scent lingers in the air on a warm spring evening?

Beth F: Oh, lucky you! I really must get over to Longenecker to see if they are in bloom. Alas, one is not allowed to cut and take any home, but they are a photographer's delight.

Heather said...

OrangeHeroMama: I only wish there were some growing on our block. Alas, I must visit a nearby garden to see if they are yet in bloom. We used to have lilacs here at work, but one of the winter storms took them out this year.

Heather said...

Savannah: I guess I did not realize they did not grow in the south. Nothing says spring like the scent of lilac and magnolia.

Pearl said...

gorgeous. I'm tempted to plant a lilac bush. they grow 15x15 feet so I'm not sure. they can become a whole forest to themselves. but what a wonderful smelling forest.

craftyspices said...

They are lovely, hope you get some this year as well.

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Faythe M.A said...

the weather patterns are the same here. things are behind. Hubby had to trim back our lilacs to the ground a few years back, they were very spindly & just plain ugly. this year they are showing good growth & leaves are sprouting. It should be a few years before they may flower. thanks for stopping by & commenting too!
Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

Heather said...

Pearl: Yes, they do take up a bit of space, and have such a short flowering period, but they sure do smell good, don't they? The artificial scent is no comparison!

Heather said...

Thanks, Craftyspices. I hope we see some bloom this year, as well. There have been some years when the weather was too cool for them to really thrive.

Heather said...

Hi Faythe! I'm glad your lilacs came back after they were pruned. Some trees and bushes need regular pruning to thrive.

Alice Audrey said...

Our lilacs came in just in the last couple of days. They don't look like much this year but they smell good.

Heather said...

Alice: Cool! Maybe they'll start to bloom here soon.