Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's Lilac Time!


Hello everyone,
     We have had a couple of nice sunny days and it is amazing how quickly the garden changes with a little heat and sunshine. So....now our lilacs are blooming!!!


We have many different varieties of lilacs in our garden so I picked a few  from the different shrubs to make some bouquets.





Liger a few minutes with a cup of tea and Jennifer Bennett's book Lilacs in the Garden.


I love the fragrance of these beauties and love working in the garden near them so I can enjoy it as I work.


We have a couple of tours from Japan in the next few days so I am busy tidying the house and garden but I will be back soon.
Thank you for all the lovely comments and I will share the biscuit recipe with you next time for those who asked.
Today,I am joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell again and also Courtney at French Country Cottage  for Feathered Nest Friday.

I hope you took some time to smell the lilacs(or roses) today!

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

32 comments:

Connie said...

Beautiful lilacs! Mine did so poorly this year with all the up and down weather we've had. Hope next year they do better...I just love the smell of them.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I wish we could grow lilacs here. ~ sarah

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Mine bloomed so long ago..a white one. Yours are gorgeous, I can smell them here!

Bohemian said...

Oh Carolyn you always transport us to such a Magical place with your Home, Garden and magnificent photography of it all! I love Lilacs and it's been so long since I've enjoyed them... they apparently don't grow in the Desert and the Flower Shops never seem to offer them, so I can only capture the fragrance via essential oils and the beauty via the Land Of Blog!

Dawn... The Bohemian

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful lilacs, they must smell heavenly. I wish you well on the garden tours. My garden is also on a tour next weekend. I do not came over me agreeing to this. Take care and happy gardening.

Susan said...

Splendid, Carolyn, just splendid photos. I can smell the wonderful fragrance right through my computer screen. Ahhhhhh, lovely. Susan

Rosa´s Allerlei said...

Die Bilder sind traumhaft!!LG Ina

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I've always wanted to visit a lilac festival. When I see your gorgeous photos... and such lovely lilacs... it makes me really want to now!

The smell must be incredible. Our lilac is just coming into bloom now!

So glad you shared... a real treat!

Atelier de Charo said...

Absolutamente precioso!

Hugs
Charo

Sue said...

The blue and white along with the lilacs.....beautiful!!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oh my word...so inspiring. Your pictures are so impressive! I wish I could style my photos just half as well.

Tubarozadesign said...

Absolutely adore the toile collection!!!

pembe kekik said...

Beatiful lilacs.All The photos are beatiful...I lıke very much...:)

Olivia and Me said...

Oooh, I soo miss Lilacs! But the sweet lavender blooms in it's place for me.

Stunning colors this year! Pays to have a cold winter!

Thank you for sharing such lovely shots.

with love,
Olivia

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn

Your pictures are so beautiful - I can almost smell the lilac. It's sad that they last such a short time but that also makes them even more special.

Anna

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Wonderful lilacs! And they smell so good! Hope you will get nice weather til the weekend when your japanese friends arrives.

-Sanna

Pétales de fées said...

Oh thank you for these delicious bouquets of lilacs! They are so beautiful! I also like their fragrance and all the delicate nuances of their tiny flowers in clusters! Whoever is delicately edged in white is a marvel! It's been a long time that our lilacs faded here and it was really good to find your house, so beautiful in your home today! Thank you and good weekend to you!

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful Lilacs! I'd love the biscuit recipe.
-Lynn

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

How pretty your lilacs looks. They look stunning in the vase with the Toile de Jouy and your blue teacup. I wish you and Andrew a Happy Pentecost weekend with your family!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your lilacs are gorgeous! I was playing with mine yesterday too. Love that little tea cup! I would love to get my hands on some white lilacs too. My neighbor across the street had both a white and a purple bush but cut them both down last Fall. Such a disappointment because I could always look out my window and enjoy them.

Blessings,
Sandi

Raffaella said...

Lilac is one of my favourite flowers... so romantic and delicate... yours are wonderful!

Linda said...

Carolyn your lilacs are gorgeous! Ours have come and gone. I notice a cute cherub in the background. I found one at GW. I'm in the process of painting it. Love your blue and white room.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful post!! Our lilacs are finished blooming and sadly missed!

Hugs,
Debbie

NYCLQ said...

Absolutley gorgeous! And they must smell heavenly!! Your images are outstanding! Thanks for sharing xo

:D Lynda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh these are so beautiful. I have never seen so many varieties...and all together like this in an arrangement; they are spectacular!

A Cottage Muse said...

I really enjoyed my visit today, your photos are just so beautiful!

Die Waldfee said...

Hello Carolyn,

your Blog is so fantastic and pure Romantik.
I love the flowers and the colour is beautiful.
Have a great and wonderful weekend1
Best wishes,
Moni

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I can't imagine life without lilacs somewhere in the garden. Although mine are conveniently below the kitchen window, they are beginning to hide the air conditioner and I have to whack them back each year.
Please show 'Beauty of Moscow' so I can see again what to look forward to. It's a robust little shrub and has put on some good growth already.
Judith

Cindy said...

Your lilacs are phenominal. I live in North Carolina, and we don't have many here. My neighbor has one though, and it bloomed this summer, and one bush made the whole block i live on smell heavenly. I wish i knew the variety, and could find one just like hers. Your photos are beautiful too... they inspire me to want to paint lilacs...
Cindy

Camille said...

The lilacs are so beautiful. I wish we could grow them here.

Rowan said...

All lilacs are beautiful, I love the scent of them and though I have none in my garden I do enjoy the ones that various neighbours have.