The most glorious time of the year has arrived in our garden. The lilac bushes are in full bloom and our back yard is permeated with the fragrance of lilacs. It is a beautiful sight, and one I thought we might not get this year, which makes it all the more sweeter. Everywhere else it seems the lilacs have been and gone, so these late blooms are truly cherished.
Last year we had tons of blooms all over. Since it was our first year in the house, we didn't know to cut back the bush to encourage more flowers this year, until it was too late. Most of the lilacs are toward the top of the bush, but ER still found plenty worth smelling. We won't make that mistake again. Incidentally, I am not a flowery scent person. I favor clean crisp citrus smells. I find most floral perfumes over powering, but the smell off our lilac bush I love. I guess what I'm saying, is that there are somethings we cannot recreate in a lab and should leave to the maker.Our second blooming tree has finished for the year, but for awhile we had dainty little pink flowers, ER called them fairy blossoms.Elsewhere in the garden, these white blooms are tucked back against the house. From out daylight windows in the our basement you can see a profusion of white and from where I sit on our deck watching ER in her playhouse I sit in the shade and see them too. I just love spring when the earth bursts out in color again and we can be outdoors without it being too hot and muggy.