Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Lilac season in Seattle

In our front yard, my four favorite lilacs. I planted these the Spring of 1991, a year after we moved in. I've cut flowers from them so often over the years that now they all grow only up top ~ not close enough for easy cutting, but it sure smells good coming up the front walk.

PurpleBrighter Purple
White
and my favorite: two tone purple and white

8 comments:

peggyspins said...

I can practically smell them from my computer! Gorgeous and lovely pictures.
Pe

marti said...

I haven't seen the two toned lilacs, they sure are pretty.

Carrie said...

Mmmm, I think the two-toned are my favorite, too. Think they only grow on top in self-defense? =)!

Lorette said...

Oh, those two-toned ones are just gorgeous! This is my favorite time of year, mostly due to the lilac smell.

Naomi said...

I love, love, love lilacs! It reminds me of growing up. They are some of my favorite spring things!

Carol said...

Oh, those lilacs are breathtaking. I have one of the white ones on the side of our house -- it's got some Russian name. Smells heavenly! I'd like to plant about ten more!

Quail Hill Knits said...

How beautiful! I can almost smell them......

Denise said...

Hello from Ireland!

Gorgeous! I love lilacs. We planted a bunch of them at our first house but ended up moving before they ever started blooming heavily - darn it!

The Sensation variety (two-toned flowers) is one of my favorites.