June 26, 2017

The Last of the Lilacs



the last of the lilacs


The Last of the Lilacs


After most of the lilacs have finished blooming, we have a late blooming variety that dazzles us every year from mid to late June.




The Last of the Lilacs

They border the property along the roadside.




The Last of the Lilacs


They keep the bees very busy.




The Last of the Lilacs






The Last of the Lilacs





The Last of the Lilacs





The Last of the Lilacs


They practically overwhelm us with their perfume.




The Last of the Lilacs


They work wonderfully well as cut flowers.



The Last of the Lilacs


Here, they are in small vases down the centre of a dining table with a few yellow buttercups mixed in.

I picked them near the end of their bloom cycle and by the next day, most of the flowers had dropped.




The Last of the Lilacs


Goodbye, you beautiful lilacs, until next year.





Thanks for stopping by.






Barbara




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12 comments:

  1. I love lilacs so much and their season is so short. They have the most gorgeous fragrance!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Someday I hope to take our Baby Grand to see a production of Peter Pan, simply for the reaction you shared when taking your granddaughter. Sheer magic!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jeanie. Peter Pan is one of those plays that every child should see and every adult should revisit at least once in their life. I enjoy your posts.

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  2. Your lilacs are stunning, what a treat to have them looking so wonderful during June, perfectly in time for the bees to enjoy!
    Thank you for joining us for Mosaic Monday, have a great week..

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Maggie. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  3. Barbara - the pictures of the lilacs were so good that I could smell the fragrance through my computer. It brought back wonderful childhood memories - I don't have any lilacs near my home now! Thank you!

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    1. Angie, I wish I could send the fragrance to you, especially since you don't have any near now.

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  4. Aren't they glorious? Your lilacs are divine, that color! Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Lidy. The bushes have become quite massive over the years.

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  5. Wow! How wonderful to have this many lilacs. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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