Now that the lilacs are in bloom
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room
Ahh... one of my favorite times of year, lilac time. Such a beautiful bloom and fragrance for such a short time. This year I didn't miss out on cutting a few branches for inside the house...
As well as a little photo opportunity with my new acquired milk glass canister as vessel!
And speaking of lilacs... I have a plan for the future and lilacs at Red Gate Farm. The potted lilac on the right is one I started from a tiny little "branch" I purchased last year. It is a yellow lilac, well creamy-yellow actually, named Primrose. I potted my little branch and babied it in the greenhouse all spring, summer, fall and winter... now it's ready for it's new home.
And the other lilac? I purchased this lilac, Sensation, an old variety of lilac from 1938... I'd like to think that this fits at our 1920 era home.
We plan to create a lilac hedge to the south of our barn, along a drainage ditch between our property and the neighboring property. To add to these we're digging up starts/shoots from our original lilac as well as two others from my son's house, a dark purple and a white (you can see more about those here). It will take years to become a hedge but that's okay, I can practice a little gardening patience.
My cut lilacs are quickly loosing their little flowers... but not their fragrance... nor my little dream for the future.
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