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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cottage Lilacs…

So beautiful and so fragrant!  

I planted several lilacs when we first moved into Fishtail Cottage back in 2006 and I am finally seeing some blooms on these young shrubs after all this time.  I can really appreciate the fragrance while weeding the garden this past week.  I loved it so much that I cut a bunch and brought them inside.  My whole kitchen has been lit up by the beautiful showy flowers & the fragrance brought into my home!

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Check out these gorgeous blooms…

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Here are the blooms of the lilac shrubs outdoors…I know it will take a few more years to fully see the impact of what a lilac shrub does in my garden. I tried to plant a variety of color’s for cuttings to bring inside! The two varieties I can confirm that are in the garden are Sensation ‘Syringa Vulgaris Sensation’and Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba', but I know there is another that I didn’t document in my garden journal.

Right now, my blooms are far & few – but enough to share with you!

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Hope you enjoyed visiting my Lilacs here at Fishtail Cottage. Linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s #22 (party will be post at 7pm) with this Garden Post. To see where I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…

xoxo, tracie

31 comments:

NanaDiana said...

They are beautiful AND my favorite flower followed closely by roses and peonies! Gorgeous!!! xxoo Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

These are so gorgeous--WOW!!!
XO
Cindy

Sunray Gardening said...

They are beautiful. I can never decide if I want to lose my blooms outside to bring in though. ;0
Cher

Sandi said...

These are beautiful Tracie!! I just picked some Korean lilacs today off my *dwarf* bush , but nothing stays dwarf in my soil!! :)
Blessings~

Linda said...

Lilacs are so beautiful. Ours are just out. Double lilac in colour.
I love hydrangeas. But they don't put on a show till august.

Rachel Noelle said...

So pretty Tracie!!;) Hugs,Rachel

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LIFE as we KNOW IT. said...

Your lilacs are beautiful. I have some in my gardens & I love to make bouquets for indoors. They smell so good! Enjoy!

Lisa

Donna said...

I love lilacs, too! Having just moved here from Michigan, I am thrilled to see them growing out here, and we even have two small trees in our yard! Thanks so much for adding me to your cottage neighbors! I will have to check out the rest of the "neighborhood":)

My Grama's Soul said...

Can't grow lilacs here in AZ.....but I am certainly enjoying yours.

xo

Jo

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just gorgeous, Tracie! I can almost smell them! I think the ones in your garden are already making a big impact!

XO,
Jane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie, your Lilacs are just beautiful!... I have posted soo many Lilacs lately... I just cannot get enough of them... everywhere I walk, there are beautiful Heavenly scented Lilacs... yours will grow even more lush and gorgeous will all of your tender loving care!... xoxo Julie Marie

michelle said...

These are beautiful Tracie! I would love some lilac shrubs! I bet your kitchen smells so wonderful. :) I hope that you are well and having a great week!
XO

Marie said...

Hi there Ms. Tracie - Oh my goodness! How beautiful are your lilacs and the colors...love them. They're so healthy like they came from a floral shop.

Joining you this week and hoping you will stop by and join my poll and giveaway.

-Marie

Queen of The Desert said...

Beautiful lilacs! the colors are so pretty, would love to have them in my kitchen too.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tracie
Yes, I did enjoy your lilacs and I love looking at other peoples gardens to see what they're growing.
Judith

Shirley said...

Dear Tracie, I have been in love with Lilacs for some time now. It's alomost all my hubby and I want to grow..but, we do give in and plant other types of flowers and shrubs! BUT....LILAC'S..my favorite..you wont be sorry for planting them...if you come across a Thumbellina..go for it..it is awesome dwaft variety..so wide and full. lovely!

sweetbay said...

So beautiful... I love the fragrance of lilacs too. It's divine.

Sue said...

Tracie, I miss the lilac varieties that I remember from when I was young. I just had some planted a few weeks ago- I am NOT a gardener, so I hope they do well. My idea of gardening is to let things grow, flower, and then I admire. .... all without a lot of work from my end! Is that possible? LOL Your blooms are so pretty! :-) Sue

lvroftiques said...

Hi Tracie.
Your lilacs and yard are lovely!
I'm also in Washington St. *winks* Vanna

Mama Monkey said...

Lilacs are one of may all time fav's. They smell so wonderful!!!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! There is nothing like the amazing scent of lilacs! When I was younger, we lived in the country in upstate New York and our property was surrounded by gigantic lilac bushes that would overflow with flowers in the spring. Thanks for bringing back the memory :)

xoxo
Amanda

deborah said...

Tracie, These are beautiful! I love lilacs. Don't they smell heavenly?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I love the different varieties-enjoy:@)

shannon i olson said...

just nothing smells sweeter than fresh lilacs! the only bad thing is how short lived they are.

perennialgardener said...

I love the scent of Lilacs and their so pretty. :)

Kate said...

I love the scent of lilacs!

Lori E said...

Ours, (and when I say ours I really mean the one I gave to my neighbour years ago, duh, stupid move) has been blooming for 2 weeks or so and is starting to brown up. I was so tempted to go in the night and steal some but I didn't.
What a fabulous flower they are, just too short lived.

Linda said...

Lilacs are the best smelling flower ever! Yours are so pretty!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Oh, this makes me miss the huge lilac bush I had years ago. Need to plant some since they really do bring joy. Thanks for sharing yours!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Tracie. Visiting via Jean's BT. Love your Liliacs! Sadly, mine are done blooming. Look forward to seeing more from your garden.

Thanks for sharing.
Carla

Kay Ellen said...

Lilac loooove~~Beautiful!

I am sharing my photos from a lavender filed!

Come on over and take a peek :)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Kay Ellen