In A Vase On Monday – Lilacs

IMG_2453A simple vase of lilacs this week needs no further introduction. Its fragrance is sublime!IMG_2456 IMG_2454Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden,  who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week. Feel free to join in, sharing your own weekly vase with a link to Cathy’s blog.

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87 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Lilacs

  1. Simple maybe, but oh how elegant…love the colors!

  2. Ah Lilac…such beautiful flowers and scent. Very nice bouquet and nice close-up. (Suzanne)

  3. Jim Ruebush says:

    Nice color variations. I’m sure it smells good, too. You need to add the Smell widget to your sidebar?

  4. Gillian says:

    Looking lovely as always Eliza. Gorgeous blooms and a very pretty vase too. Lilacs are wonderful shrubs aren’t they? I’ve been making a point of walking past ours after dark because they seem to pump out even more scent into the still warm evening air.

  5. The simple spring flowers we have all come to know and love can without a doubt hold their own amongst the most exotic flowers out there. Stunning, and I’d really enjoy a scratch and sniff. 🙂

  6. Cathy says:

    Mmmm, lovely! The vase is really pretty too. 🙂

  7. dorannrule says:

    So beautiful!!

  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Every inhale – mmmmmmmm

  9. cindy knoke says:

    Gorgeous! They are blooming at The Holler now too~

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cindy. I didn’t know you could grow lilacs in SCA!
      So you’re back from your trip? – bet you had a great time. Welcome home. 🙂

  10. Oh yes! those colors are stunning!!

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    I can almost smell them. Lovely vase. You must have quite the collection. I feel as though I haven’t seen the same one twice, although I could be wrong about that 😉

  12. Kris P says:

    They’re spectacular, Eliza! (I love the vase too.) Low-chill lilacs are sold here but I’ve never seen any vigorous specimens – it’s such a pity as you can’t beat that scent.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you very much, Kris.
      My sister lived in FL for many years and would often lament her inability to grow lilacs and peonies. I know I would miss that scent.

  13. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    a beautifully composed arrangement! I adore the sweet scent of lilacs.

  14. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I can almost smell it from here! My father used to bring my mother a big bunch of lilac each year (taken from the old graveyard not far from our house) – at least that was till she got her own lilac tree:)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      A bouquet of lilacs is the most delightful of surprises. My husband brought me my first sprigs, letting me know they were starting to bloom. I get so busy, I sometimes miss the edges of the yard!

  15. I can almost smell them from here

  16. Everyone said what I wanted to say… about almost smelling them 🙂
    Well, but I do too. That’s what a photo can do with you!!
    Really lovely!! Fragrance, flowers and pictures!

  17. ladygrace33 says:

    Absolutely stunning and they smell so gooooood too 🙂

  18. Beautywhizz says:

    Lovely, the vase is a nice one too. Love the lilac smell.

  19. Beautiful, I can just image the smell. How do you condition them for your vase?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I crush the ends gently with a hammer, or splay manually with clippers. I have to repeat it every couple days with fresh cuts and clean vase, otherwise, they won’t last.

  20. Dymoon says:

    the backyard was once full of lilacs, over time.. they’ve vanished.. they were on thr neighbours side.. it was so nice to see such a lovely display… I could instantly recall the fragrances that would drift our way. nice.

  21. pbmgarden says:

    The mix of colors makes this even lovelier. Beautiful vase you’ve used today as well.

  22. Perhaps – and only perhaps – the only better thing than a vase of lilacs is a vase of peonies.

  23. ladyfi says:

    So lovely – and what a fragrance!

  24. digbydigz says:

    Awesome photograph, and that vase…so elegant! You must have an amazing garden!

    Loved the info about the turtles, too.

  25. Widdershins says:

    I can almost smell ’em from here. 🙂

  26. Anca Tîrcă says:

    When less is more.

  27. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie and commented:
    wonderful lilacs!

  28. Cathy says:

    I don’t have lilacs and have to catch up on the smell when I see specimens elsewhere! Yours must smell divine – and the fern vase is SO sweet… Thanks for sharing

  29. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh, why can’t there be smell-o-rama?! I don’t have a lilac shrub but so enjoy them all over this area. I don’t know why I didn’t plant one – lack of room, wildlife value … what about sensory value???

  30. Yummy! Perfect vase too.

  31. Simply beautiful, wish I could smell it!

  32. Cathy says:

    Fabulous Eliza – I can almost smell the scent coming from the computer screen. You can’t beat a simple arrangement of luscious flowers.

  33. Maria F. says:

    These are amazing Eliza! I love the color and its variants.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Maria. Lilacs have the most heavenly scent and come in many shades of white, pink, lavender and purple. And there are double cultivars as well. A popular shrub up here in the north.

  34. MK says:

    This is so beautiful!

  35. Bun Karyudo says:

    That’s a nice arrangement. It’s rather subtle and understated. 🙂

  36. Aishwarya says:

    Found my way here through another blog but I’m super glad I did! Such lovely photographs… I haven’t looked through all of your posts by I’ve loved every pixel of whatever I’ve seen so far 🙂
    Do visit me when you have a moment. I hope you like what you read…
    Lots of love to you! Cheers

  37. Beautiful flowers Eliza!

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