Friday, March 2, 2012

For the Love of Lilacs

Happy Weekend!

I decided to share garden photos on the weekends for awhile.  Since our garden is covered with more then a foot of snow,they will be  photos from previous years.

                  My theme for today is lilacs from our garden.

                                            Lilacs make such beautiful bouquets!

                                                             Primrose Lilac has a hint of yellow.

                                        Beauty of Moscow-one of my favorite lilacs.I love the blush of pink.

                                What could be more romantic then afternoon tea under the lilacs?

                             A sink full of our lilacs ready for bouquets.

Our Lilacs

You have probably realized that I love lilacs in all colors and varieties and I am looking forward to the day when they will be blooming again! Is there anything sweeter then the fragrance of lilacs???

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday.

I hope you all have a very happy weekend!


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Judy Bigg said...

This is a beautiful post. Love your lilacs. All of your pictures are just lovely. I am going to be sure and take pictures with my lilacs this year. I have watched mine grow over the 7 years I have lived in my house and they have gotten much bigger than I expected. Thanks so much for this post, I always love visiting your blog.

Fru R. said...

Hi Carolyn.
We have the first spring day here vest in Norway. I've been sitting on my terracce today, and the sun was warming, a fantastic feeling.
Your pictures are beautiful, and I'm sure you will give us a lot of inspiration from your garden this summer to come.
Have a really nice weekend Carolyn.
Hugs from Mette

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
oooooooh do you have snow now?? Here it is sunny and lovley Spring.......
Soon the spring is coming to you also
and do not miss.....




Last week it was 106 lovley Blogs
It is Fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Pennyblossoms said...

Beautiful, beautiful photographs. I can smell the scent from here!
Roll on Spring!
Z xx

Leslie's Garden said...

Your Lilacs are gorgeous, I wish we could grow them here in the South. I understand they smell fabulous, too. Lucky you!

Deb said...

Oh, these photos are simply beautiful. I love lilacs and have 2 bushes at our home and 2 on our country lot. They look so pretty in the mason jar. Hugs, Deb

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous lilacs!

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Lovely! I was just describing lilacs to my daughter yesterday, because we don't live in a climate where they survive, and it nearly broke my heart that she hasn't gotten to breathe them in yet. I guess it's time for a road trip to my mom's :) Thanks for the lovely post.

Cottage and Broome said...

Your lilacs are amazing! It seems like we are all going to our flower archive to give us a boost until spring. I did a flower post at well, please stop by if you get a chance, Laura

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn, I love Lilacs!
This was a treat to see your gorgeous Lilacs of different colors and types.

May we all have a terrific week-end!

Vivi said...

Åh.........jeg elsker syrener, og ikke mindst duften af dem :-)

~~loraine living~~ said...

Have a nice weekend Carolyn, I enjoyed the pictures with the beatifull colors, I love the smell of these flowers...
Greeting Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your lilacs are stunning, Carolyn! I've never had any in my own garden, but I love the scent. I will have to see if I can find some in a bouquet to bring into the house.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear Carolyn,

I can practically SMELL those glorious bouquets! Oh my!!!

How absolutely stunning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

aboutgarden said...

Hi Carolyn
fra poco la primavera e i Lillà nuovamente sbocceranno! Li aspetto con impazienza, adoro questi magnifici fiori!
un saluto dall'Italia

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

The Lilacs are so pretty I have never thought of Lilacs as being so pretty but you have shown me they are thank you for if only I could have some pretty flowers around my house.....that would be even better....

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
What a nice surprise to see all your lilacs from past years, just beautiful!
I hope my Beauty of Moscow blooms this year, it was vigorous after I planted it last spring.

Judy said...

Carolyn: Most beautiful lilacs! Can't wait until mine start blooming. I've tried to bring boquet in the house but mine always wilt. Do you have any hints to share...Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Pamela Gordon said...

Just so gorgeous! I can almost smell them. Pamela

Priscilla said...

Much as I love Winter, I can just smell the lilacs.

My Little Home and Garden said...


What a luscious array of lilacs you've presented. I've always been partial to them, no doubt influenced by my mother's fondness for their scented loveliness! Eventually, we'll both have blooms at our homes.


Katie Sue said...

So beautiful. My mother loved lilacs. Thank you for the memory your photos invoked.

Anna said...

All is wonderful!!!!!!!!!! Nice week end Carolyn....Anna

Zinnia said...

Wonderful images of lilac, in all the colors. I long for when they bloom again. Then the sweet smell of lilacs spread in my little garden. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnias

All Things Chic 2 said...

Looking at those beautiful lilacs , makes me want to rejoice!!! Knowing that soon enough we will have the lovely scent of them in our home...I hope to call you on Monday... Blessings to you & all your love ones this day...Lori

Rusticandi said...

Wow! Your lilacs are so beautiful! I love all the colours you have.I have only one very old lilacs in our garden, but the scent of it is really lovely! Thanks for teh beautiful pictures! Blessings from Hungary, Andrea

Hillside Garden said...

Carolyn, thank you for sharing this lovely photos. I have only one lilac, but my garden is small. I love it very much.


Andi's English Attic said...

I have just ordered two lilac plants 'Madame Lemoine' and 'Sensation' from the Telegraph newspaper garden section. I hope they flourish as well as yours. xx

bleudelavandou said...

Hi Carolyn

Your lilacs are so beautiful, and I also loved very much lilacs. I have 2 lilac plants in my garden and I will try these year "the beauty of Moscow"...

Have a nice weekend!! Groetjes

lory said...

la primavera è nel tuo post!!!!!! una meraviglia...ti abbraccio e buon week end Lory

jankasgarten said...

Wonderful!!! Have a happy weekend. Many Greetings :-)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how YUMMY. I love lilacs......and they were my Mum's favorite flower. As soon as I get a whiff of them, I think of her. She'd have loved these pictures.

You probably already know the sweet little June over at but if you don't you need to go visit. You will love her... and she actually has lilacs posted now too.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Jonell said...

YESTERDAY..Tornadoes PTL Not.
OMY I HVE TO HV A LILAC BUSH/TREE!!! I saw them when we were in IOWA May 2011-am wonderig if they will thrive in the deep south {South Alabama} Do yo know?


Oh Carolyn, I am utterly swooning. I share your love of lilacs. We get them here in the late spring and just taking a walk in the neighborhood is so pleasant as the perfume fills the air! Have a wonderful weekend!


Elzie said...

So beautiful lilacs. You never knew there were so many different colors of them.
Here we have like spring right now - lovely! Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

It's me said...

Wowwwwww BEAUTIFUL !!! happy weekend love

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Your photos are inspiring and I wish for the day that lilacs will fill my yard once again...have a great weekend.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh, sweet lilacs! Even the sight of a photo of lilacs warms a winter's day. How I love them and anticipate their spring arrival.
I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend.

Linda said...

Beauty of Moscow has to be my favourite, Carolyn. Admittedly, I love them all! I can smell them now right through my computer screen. Sigh. I, for one, would love to hear your 'secrets' for growing such marvellous specimens...

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. The temps are bitter here this past week.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley to see my favorite in so many ways .I have not seen the Beauty of Moscow before ,Have a great weekend,Nette

sweetbay said...

Those lilacs are so lovely!

Carol said...

Oh, Carolyn what a delicious treat!! We have slushy snow here . . . which I find at this time of year, quite difficult to bear . . . when so many are posting blossoms and food from their gardens. Seeing your fabulous photography of one of my favorite blooms is a delightful surprise. Beautiful!!! Here's to Lilac time!

Gardeners Know All the Dirt said...

Thank you for your beautiful display- such a wonderful gift on a overcast day. I love lilacs: Forty years ago my husband and I had filled our little country church with lilacs all overflowing from white wicker baskets. The smell was intoxicating- the memory will always be precious.
Again, Thank you

Jessica said...

So beautiful! I can almost smell those lilacs. :-)
We only have one lilac bush so far, and didn't fare too well during the dry spell last Summer. In fact, I thought it was dead. However, when I pruned it, I found green inside the branches. :-)

Myplace4tea said...

All your pictures make me smile. Lilacs remind me of my childhood and my mothers sweet garden... full of lilacs and peonies...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful things.

Have a blissful week.