Sunday, June 6, 2010

Late-Blooming Lilacs

This year my lilacs are about 3 weeks early. They are late bloomers but our season is about 3 weeks ahead of time this year.




I used to think something was wrong with them because they were such late bloomers compared to all the other ones in our neighborhood.



Until I realized they weren't exactly like all the others. I love the luxury of having them in several of our rooms tucked into glass wall pockets.



This is the view from my second story window of them about a week ago. The darker parts had not yet opened.



They sure know how to attract attention.


Some for my kitchen.



Some for our entrance way.





And plenty more to tuck in here and there.



What an intoxicating scent to have around. Wish I knew how to bottle it!

16 comments:

Angie said...

You know, it has never occured to me to put flowers on wall pockets. And I have plenty of walls. Your lilac bush is so lush adn beautiful. Enjoy them!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Oh, so pretty! I can smell them in blogland . . . love how you are displaying them . . could never have enough flowers in the house. Sandy:O)

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...gorgeous and i love, absolutley love the smell of lilac...xoxo, mickey gorgeous photos too!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful lilacs - they just shout summer to me - though the ones here bloomed so early because of freak warm weather - and now we are having freak cold weather and rain rain rain rain rain - drip drip sog sog sog.

jennyfreckles said...

The colour and scent is amazing. They do look lush displayed in those wall pockets. I haven't seen anything like that over here.

Teri said...

I planted 4 lilacs along my shed wall last month. They are each a different type - including an "everbearing". Can't wait til next spring! Yours are just beautiful.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

How lucky you are...ours have come and gone. Miss the season already ~ till next year to enjoy them. Have a great week ~ Rebecca

Ro Magnolia said...

Ahhh! I love lilacs! Our have been over and done with for several weeks now but I can still bring back their scent in a moment, just by looking at your lovely photos! :)

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Our house is full of lilac aroma as well.They have such a short season we want to get all that we can.
I love the shots of your home and the wall pockets. What a great idea! I'll have to look for some here on the Island. Lovely blog Lili.... Susan :)

Julie said...

LOVE lilacs. My one bush did very well this year. I can't bring them in though or my hubby's nose will go ballistic. (and he's from Michigan where those seem to be in abundance from what I hear....)
Lovely wall vases, and your camera is just awesome. Hugs.

Privet and Holly said...

Lili! In all the hurly-burly around here I missed this! Oh my goodness, I miss the lilacs ALREADY, so it was a joy to open your page and see them around your darling house. I am certain that you have been enjoying their intoxicating fragrance all week long and I hope that it was a good one, dear friend. xx Suzanne

Maya said...

The wall vase looks so pretty! This reminds me of a brass nautical wall vase I saw, such a great idea.

vicki said...

Lili - the smell of fresh cut lilacs is simply divine. How wonderful that you have them all over your beautiful home! We have them here also - but alas, ours are already bloomed and gone. They were so lovely this year - everything was - our spring was amazing this year. Love seeing your beautiful photos!
Vicki

seanymph said...

Sigh, i miss lilacs. I had 10 huge old bushes at my very first house. They were blooming idiots and the house was full of them till the season passed. I could never grow them in CA. But now that Im here in Ore. my plans are to run a row of them along my property border as a screen....a heavenly scented screen. You are so lucky!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love that wall vase for your lilacs. I have to get me one of those!

Rachel Lynn said...

Lilacs are some of my favorites to bring in the house. The smell is wonderful! Plus it's a scent that Matt likes.