Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Favorite

Do you know what kind of bloom this is destined to be in the not too far future? I'll give you some hints. It blooms in the spring, usually north of the Mason Dixon because it normally needs cold weather to set blossoms. And it's a flower I never thought I'd see, let alone grow, in the south. Here's a closer photo.

These tiny little buds hold the promise of lilacs, those heavenly scented flowers of my youth. Their sweet scent can take me right back to the age of 6 or 7 when my aunt would cut hundreds of blooms from her two huge bushes and take them to the church where they would decorate the altar in their delicious fragrance. I can't wait to take that journey again. I planted six lilacs, different colors, slightly different bloom times but all beautiful and guaranteed to grow AND bloom in the south.

1 comment:

Knatolee said...

I have a whole bank of huge lilac bushes outside my office window, and I can't WAIT for them to bloom! It's great you are getting yours to bloom where you are. :) They smell fantastic, don't they?