My husband and I have been married 42 years. Since we both grew up with lilacs in our mothers’ yards, we wanted them in our yard for our children.
Almost every place we lived, I tried to grow us a lilac bush.
I had little success, which surprises most people, since they are an easy-going plant. We’ve moved about 15 times, so we left a wide wake of surprised friends.
We’ve settled in, where we now live. On this property, which has amazingly elevated, rocky soil, are four lilac bushes: a pink, a French blue, a white, and a wild purple. They bloom. They grow. They survive drought. We can hardly believe it!
The fragrance is the stuff of dreams.
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Beautiful capture 😛
Thanks so much, Campanulla, and WELCOME to Home’s Cool! Hope you visit again! 🙂
I can smell them!
Thanks for this great comment, VC, and wecome to Home’s Cool! They actually are blooming a second time! We had SUCH drought, and then 4″ of rain, making them break dormancy. Hmm. Hope they survive the winter. But the fragrance! . . . 🙂
I love hearing about people who have been married for a long time! And isn’t it amazing how God fulfills our dreams – here you are settled (or is there a smaller house after the children are gone?) and now you have an abundance of lilacs!
I love BEING people who have been married for a long time! 🙂
And I find it totally amazing that after planting all the lilacs I planted, I finally get to harvest some!
My husband says we will move someday, but I’m not so sure. We shall see . . .
See, you were meant to be surrounded by lilacs after all! Wonderful story…
Thanks so much, Michelle, and WELCOME to Home’s Cool!
I do love them and find their presence, here, almost ironic, but so desired. 🙂
Hope you visit again, soon!
Beautiful but I love your lavender too.
I’m thinking of posting some of it, too. 🙂 Thanks for the comment, Karen. 🙂
Thanks, Tilly! 😉 Do folks grow lilacs in Europe?
I’m sure they do but I’ve never tried. We do get it in this country so somebody must grow it!
I’d think the weather would be perfect, somewhere, along with soil conditions. The lilac is so vigorous when it is happy. And fragrant. Mmm .. .