POTD - Lilacs [flowers]

My favorite spring flower growing up in Massachusetts. Probably because they bloomed right around my birthday in late May. We didn't have any on our property, but I always sought them out for the luscious scent.

At our last house in Indiana, we didn't have enough direct sun for a lilac bush. Not a problem here on the open Illinois prairie, so I made sure I had at least one lilac bush. I opted for the Korean Miss Kim variety which stays more compact (3-4' tall/ wide).

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Do you have a favorite flowering shrub? I also like Rhododendron, Azaleas and Mountain Laurel.

Margaret  – (May 11, 2009 at 6:48 PM)  

Beautiful! Lilacs are my absolute favorite. LOVE the way they smell. They totally remind me of my childhood. My grandma had a big lilac bush in her backyard!

Steph  – (May 11, 2009 at 7:29 PM)  

Lilacs are my favorite too. In fact, before I left for work this morning I went and stuck my nose in ours and took a big deep breath!

asiseeitphotos  – (May 11, 2009 at 9:26 PM)  

I love lilac bushes mostly because my mom loved them I just bought some lilac scented soap--reminds me of her every day!

Becky  – (May 11, 2009 at 10:07 PM)  

I love lilacs! A local garden here has a lilac festival at the end of this month, and it's a treat for the eyes and nose.

Cathi Green  – (May 11, 2009 at 11:12 PM)  

Oh, I bet these smell fantastic! I love lilacs, lavendar, gardenias, peonies....anything that smells as beautiful as it looks.

Nicki,  – (May 12, 2009 at 6:50 AM)  

Love Love Love lilacs (recently took some pictures of my neighbor's - ohh the fragrance!) Also love Irises - probably one of my favorites because I remember as a child gathering bunches of wild irises from a field close to home and taking them to my mom and her face lighting up like a Christmas tree.

Reds  – (May 12, 2009 at 7:18 AM)  

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers - especially because they smell so nice!! ;)

Mom2Drew  – (May 12, 2009 at 7:21 AM)  

I've always like these too-so pretty.

Mandy  – (May 12, 2009 at 9:04 AM)  

Yes, I do...mine are lilacs too. I think the only reason we bought this house is because it has a string of huge lilac bushes on the back fence. I live in Maine, and they are NOT quite out yet. I can't wait until they are. I am sure its going to smell amazing.

Jess  – (May 12, 2009 at 9:57 AM)  

SO pretty! I love lilac, it's one of my faves. I also love lavender, I have some planted in my garden and I'm waiting for those blooms! It already smells heavenly though. :)

Bobbi  – (May 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM)  

I don't think I have ever seen a lilac before. I love the scent and the flower is beautiful too, thanks for sharing!

Suzy  – (May 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM)  

I love Lilacs!! These are so pretty!

Amy  – (May 12, 2009 at 1:34 PM)  

I love lilacs, they're so pretty and smell so beautiful!

Stacey  – (May 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM)  

I too just posted about how heavenly I think lilacs are - they smell so wonderful and look so pretty!!!

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