Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays: Lilac Love






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39 comments:

caite said...

lovely...my favorite is the third, that delicate blue.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

The top one look almost painted. With all of our art skill we can only hope to emulate nature.

Titanium said...

They're beautiful! I think I can smell them from here... I really love that second one. Gorgeous blend of soft colors, all.

Kate said...

Hi, Caite;
That blue one is my fave, too. It lives right outside my office window (at home) so I get to look at it all day long.

Glad you all like them. To me, they are the official sign of spring in my gardens. :))

Kiki said...

Super gorgeous...just mega-awesome blooms..wow..wow..wow!! I have some blooms too..they smell terrific!yay..enjoy your lilac treasures!
Kiki~

alicia said...

What great color in those flowers! Happy WW! Drop by and link up!
alicia

Wendy said...

Wow, I wish I could do a scratch and sniff on the screen. I would love to have the space for a lilac bush. I love the variety you have. You must be in heaven right now!

karenandjeff said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! I would get the top one framed.

colleen said...

plush, lush, and luscious. I'm at 3,000 feet.

sweet bay said...

Oh my, such beautiful lilacs. So romantic-looking. I bet they smell wonderful too.

Grace Peterson said...

Kate, Your blog is so beautiful! I love lilacs. They've pretty much finished blooming here so your photos are like a luscious encore!

jan said...

I think lilacs might be my favorite spring bloom! That top photo is amazing - I have never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing these!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ooh, fancy. Love the first one, especially.

Corey~living and loving said...

really really lovely. I'm a sucker for nature.

have a happy Wednesday!

philippine flowers said...

Beautiful lilac. I also want to have lilac in my garden. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.



-pia-

Shelle said...

wow these are really gorgeous, Kate...are they all yours? That top one is different.

GrammyMouseTails said...

What an amazing variety! I love Lilacs, too! the variegated is so pretty! The 2 that came with my property do not bloom long, and hate to be cut & brought in the house! The first bad winter storm of last year took at least 1/3 off the tallest one. they both need a good haircut! Happy WW.
Faythe @GMT

Stan said...

Lovely photos. You grow some amazing things.

Maureen said...

What a beautiful series of shots! Love, love, love the first one :D

Marlis said...

My favoite is the the first. Love how clear both the colors on it is.

All Season's Gardener said...

Gosh, that lilac with the pale edging, like a bicolour, I have never seen anything like that! How utterly gorgeous.

Iron Needles said...

We have had a spectacular lilac year. And while my bush is about done (after about 3 weeks!), many around town are still in bloom. It's like they are making up for the last 3-4 years we didn't get any.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Kate. Oh, I wish I could smell the fragrance of your lilacs.I love the first lilac.Wow! It is a beauty.

Melanie said...

Stunning flowers. I have to imagine their smell.

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Those are gorgeous. I love the first one - I don't recall seeing lilacs with white edges like that before. Actually, I love them all. I need to plant some, as this is the first house I've been in without lilacs in the yard.

Melospiza said...

Oh, when the lilacs come out, that's when I know it's REALLY spring. Sigh.

Mommie On Top said...

I love your shots! My eyes feel relaxed looking at them. :)

Here's my WW entry for the week.

Happy WW!

Aerie-el said...

Your lilac photos are beautiful. Wish we had smell-o-vision so we could enjoy the fragrance too!

Gail said...

The first photo is stunning~really they all are! Wish there was smeallavision! gail

Meredehuit♥ said...

Stunning! Are they from your garden?

Snowcatcher said...

Too bad we can't do scratch and sniff...

Such a lovely variety. I'm not sure I even knew that many existed.

Spice said...

SO pretty, I love lilacs. Bet they smell great too!

gardeningAngel said...

Kate, your lilacs are lovely! Is the first one "Sensation"? I planted a few at a client's house last year, but lilacs haven't bloomed here yet so I hope her's are as beautiful as yours is!

Kathy

Rose said...

Wow, you have some gorgeous lilacs, Kate! If they all smell as good as they look, your garden must have a heavenly fragrance right now.

Mariposa said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the blue one more ;)

Happy WW!


Mariposa's WW!

Kate said...

Oh, I'm so thrilled that everyone loves lilacs as much as me!

In mountain gardens, they truly are the harbinger of spring.

I apologize that I haven't responded individually as I usually do. Too many silly work obligations this week. When, oh when, will I win the lottery so I can play in the garden blog all day long...?

Lilacs from top to bottom:
- Sensation
- Beauty of Moscow
- The illustrious President Grevy (my personal fave)
- Tinkerbelle
- Agincourt

That pic of Sensation is not my girl though she will be soon. I simply had to purchase that one after I discovered her. The other gals are mine. :)

Happy WW.

dining sets said...

I like the colors of the flowers! They are all so beautiful! Perfect blooms!

Priscilla said...

I heard lilacs thrive here in Idyllwild. I'll have to plant them one day. They're beautiful, love your photos!

Angie @ Suburbia UNleashed said...

The colors are so vivid! I love them!