Saturday, May 22, 2010
Lilacs are Blooming
The first house I owned also had lilac bushes. Last year I decided it was time this house have lilac bushes. The neighbors bushes were not enough for me, I needed my own. I placed five bushes close to the edge of our property, knowing that they will grow together and make a privacy hedge for the backyard.
There are over 500 varieties of lilac. I bought three Common Purple Lilacs (the ones I grew up with) and two Pocahontas. The Common Purple are very fragrant, just the smell brings back memories. And they make excellent cut flowers for the house.
Anyone else have plants that bring back childhood memories?