Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lilac Dreams

My charming old-fashioned lilac bush didn't produce many flowers this year so I'm enjoying the late variety of 'Donald Wyman'.  This French lilac blooms abundantly and the flowers are finer and more delicate.


Like Christmas, lilacs only come once a year and I look forward to it with great anticipation.


Pretty blooms nestled inside a whitewashed gathering basket.



ahhh ... the scent of sweet lilacs fill the air.


A few for the bedroom - there is nothing like waking up and smelling the lilacs.



Instant loveliness in a vintage Leuchtenburg creamer from Germany.


With Lilacs

I BEG the pardon of these flowers

For bringing them to one whose hair

Alone doth shame, beyond compare,

The sweetest blooms of richest bowers.

~ Charles Henry Crandall ~


The peony buds are starting to open so I will be savoring my two favorite flowers this week.

Thank you for stopping by to smell the lilacs with me.

Today I am joining ...

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage

19 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

B e a u t I f u l! I love lilacs too and of course peonies. I have the same Donald Wyman lilacs and they're close to blooming. I have another lilac in a topiary form which are blooming now. My peonies are getting close. Love the lilacs in the basket and the pretty pitcher.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it looks beautiful Donna.

gr karin

Terry said...

I love your lilacs! They came and went so fast here already - a month ago. I need to prune the bushes down a bit so I have a chance to reach the blooms! Love your photography and eye for detail.

A Quiet Corner said...

The little one we planted actually had flowers this year! I hope it makes it here...:)JP

Cynthia said...

Love your lilacs Donna, it must smell heavenly around your home right now.

Cynthia

Lisa Gordon said...

Your lilacs are just beautiful, Donna!
We had no lilacs at all this year. :-(
I am guessing it had something to do with the historically cold winter we had, since it's never happened before.

Have a wonderful week.

Beth said...

Gorgeous lilacs, Donna. Love the little pitcher too!

Chris said...

These are stunning, Donna! I love all the pictures of such beautiful flowers!

carol l mckenna said...

beautiful and creative photography and love the colors ~ dynamic ~ nature offers such beauty ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

My only complaint is that I cannot smell them. They are beautiful, and I am sure that they smell like heaven!

Fishtail Cottage said...

gorgeous photo's of your lilacs! Thank you so much for linking up to this weeks Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage's! oxox

Fishtail Cottage said...

gorgeous photo's of your lilacs! Thank you so much for linking up to this weeks Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage's! oxox

must love junk said...

Oh, those are stunning! And they look amazing in the basket and pitcher :)
Susan

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Donna...thank you for stopping by to comment. I am so enjoying your beautiful display of gorgeous Lilacs. These are awesome. I love Lilacs and do have some of the old fashioned bushes but they do not hold a candle to your beauties. TFS. Hugs, Gayle.

Deborah Montgomery said...

The lilacs are beautiful! I love them in your pitchers. I agree, they are with us for too short a time! thanks for your visit Donna.

Ella said...

I love the sweet perfume of Lilac ,yours has a beautiful pink colour i have only white one.

S said...

Lilacs are my favorite. Thanks for sharing all those lovely shots - I could almost smell the sweet scent.

Leslee said...

Beautiful lilacs! They smell so wonderful and don't last near long enough.

Jen Ham said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I hope to plant some lilac next spring! xoxo Jen

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