One of the best decisions I've ever made was to plant a lilac bush in my back yard.
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.
Each year, I think the bush is more beautiful than the last. It produces such loveliness. :)
Every Spring, I turn antsy with anticipation. As soon as I notice the buds, "Lilac Watch" goes into effect.
The pic above was taken in February of this year. Let's look just a teensy little bit closer, shall we?
Here's a different shot. This one is looking up toward the sky a bit.
Like, I said, that was in February. Here are a couple pics from today.
Look at all that progress! I am so excited! Soon I hope to have this:
Yes, that would be quite nice, wouldn't it? :)