Monday, March 8, 2010

Lilac Watch 2010

One of the best decisions I've ever made was to plant a lilac bush in my back yard.

April 19/30

Ok, so that statement is a wee bit on the dramatic side. But I do believe it to be true...gardening-wise, anyway. I bought my house in the summer of 2003 and planted the lilac the following Spring. The first blooms appeared in 2007 or 2008.

April 29/30

Each year, I think the bush is more beautiful than the last. It produces such loveliness. :)

lilac

Every Spring, I turn antsy with anticipation. As soon as I notice the buds, "Lilac Watch" goes into effect.

hooray again!

The pic above was taken in February of this year. Let's look just a teensy little bit closer, shall we?

hooray!

Here's a different shot. This one is looking up toward the sky a bit.

the lilacs are a-comin'

Like, I said, that was in February. Here are a couple pics from today.

looking toward the sky...

soon, i hope

Look at all that progress! I am so excited! Soon I hope to have this:

another blurry lilac pic

Yes, that would be quite nice, wouldn't it? :)

4 comments:

Jeni said...

Oooh! I'm jealous! Lilacs are my absolute hands down favorite flower. They just smell like heaven. Beautiful photos!

Mom Walds Place said...

You cannot go wrong with a lilac. Your photos and the arrangement in your vase are all perfect.

I'm a bit jealous too, because ours will not bloom for weeks and weeks yet.

Crash Course Widow said...

They've been blooming here for several weeks now (maybe since right when I got home from spring break??). When I saw them going up here I meant to ask you but forgot...but when did yours finally explode? And why haven't you posted any pics of them, missy?? Hmmm?? ;o)

Kristi said...

Thank you for the kind words, ladies. Candi, I think mine bloomed a couple weeks ago...we had a frost and I was worried about the well-being of the buds (that were just on the verge of blossoming), but it was all for naught. I brought a bouquet in the house two weeks ago today (I think!). I haven't taken any pics, though, 'cause...I dunno. I guess I've just been busy with homework and stuff. Blech. ;) ♥