Wordless Wednesday – Lilacs

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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80 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Lilacs

  1. Anne says:

    How beautiful!

  2. maryjane678 says:

    Glorious Eliza, thank you.

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  4. Dale says:

    One of my absolute favourites!

  5. I wish I could press a key and get a smell of the fragrance. Beautiful time of year.

  6. Nancy says:

    oh! oh! oh! How I love lilacs!

  7. We have an old white lilac that’s been blooming for weeks. I love how it scents the air.

  8. If only I could smell them.

  9. Alice says:

    Such a pretty photo of a gorgeous flower. Saw a Hummingbird checking my pink ones out, yesterday!

  10. Such a nice photo. I love lilacs.

  11. shoreacres says:

    I miss these as much as any northern flower. We have sort-of-substitutes, but there’s nothing like a lilac.

  12. cindy knoke says:

    I can smell them from here!

  13. susurrus says:

    Such romantic flowers

  14. sandyjwhite says:

    We are on the same page today, Eliza. I have lilacs, also!

  15. I can almost smell them! I grew up in a city that celebrated the lilacs with a festival named in their honor.

  16. spanishwoods says:

    A gorgeous shot Eliza. Such a wonderful, smell and so very beautiful. I hope these are in your garden 🙂

  17. Kris P says:

    They’re spectacular flowers. California’s “lilacs”, aka Ceanothus, don’t hold a candle to these.

  18. Cathy says:

    Lovely photo Eliza. I hope yours last longer than mine did!

  19. naturebackin says:

    Very beautiful. I loved seeing lilacs when I lived in the UK, but I don’t recall ever having seen any in SA.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      They probably need cold temps for dormancy, as they originated in Eastern Europe.

      • naturebackin says:

        Yes, few places are cold enough here in winter without being arid (and hot in the summer). Interestingly I did find online, one SA nursery selling it as “rare” and for quite a tidy sum, and warning that it is not suitable for warmer areas.

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Lilacs remind me of childhood. We had one in our garden. Butterflies loved it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I think lilacs were one of the first cultivated ornamentals. There are house ruins here in New England that still have lilacs blooming every year, even though the houses are long gone.

  21. Robin says:

    So beautiful. I can almost smell them. 🙂

  22. Lovely, Eliza. Like other fellow bloggers, their sweet scent immediately comes to mind (and nose).

  23. Love lilacs and that color!🙂 I’ve been amazed by how many I see blooming this year.

  24. I love their heady scent. Lovely photo!

  25. Beautiful colors and capture, Eliza! Brings back memories of my big lilac bush and how wonderful mine smelled!

  26. Mmm, So lovely! 🙂 They are the classic reminiscence trigger!

  27. Karen Lang says:

    So rich and full 💞

  28. Ours are the pale color that most associate with lilac. The dark makes a wonderful contrast. We did not visit there this year but have you gone to Lilacland in Pelham? Lots of varieties there.

  29. Absolutely lovely!!! 💜

  30. neihtn2012 says:

    Very impressive photo of lilacs. I wish I could see them around here.

  31. Debbie says:

    Love these! Wish I could smell them, too!

  32. Jane Lurie says:

    These luscious colors, Eliza. And such pretty details close up. 💜

  33. So pretty and my favorite fragrance too!

  34. Very Nice Eliza!!

  35. pbmgarden says:

    Aren’t those colors beautiful together! Love this.

  36. Karen says:

    Very pretty shot of the lilacs Eliza, some of them do have a heavenly fragrance.

  37. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

    Lovely 🌸💮

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