I love lilacs. LOVE them.
I think the scent of lilacs is one of the most wonderful things on this earth. I always look forward to the time of spring when they are blooming all over the place and you can just smell them in the air.
I have no lilacs in my yard. Almost every year I realize this and think, “Hmmm. . . that’s odd.” I love lilacs so much, why have I never planted one?
I have a generous neighbor with quite a few lilacs and she usually brings me a bouquet every spring.
But why I’ve never planted one in my own yard, I don’t know–it’s a mystery. But I’m solving it this spring–I’ve just ordered my first lilac.
I’ve got just the place for it. We’ve sort of half-started a new garden bed up by the front door–it’s got a few small shrubs but no defined “bed” area yet. So I’m sure there’s room for a nice lilac.
This spring will be just the time to plant that lilac and then finish up the bed. We just need to put down mulch and put in some edging. . . maybe a perennial or two.
And then we just have to wait a year or two–then maybe I’ll be able to cut a bouquet of my own.