Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lilac time again

I waxed lyrical about the magical properties of the scent of lilac at almost exactly the same time last year. This evening I caught the first scent of the year and my stomach had butterflies of delight again. Bliss.

No sign of the dreaded blight yet this year. Fingers crossed...

8 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dear HM .. I have quite a while yet to smell that wonderful heady fragrance .. but reading this was almost as good ! wink wink : )

EB said...

Mmmm I love the smell of lilac. There used to be one on our street but the owners cut it down :( If we had more space I'd plant one. Next garden!

Frances said...

Hi Happy, ours are winding down now, but the scent remains on the breezes. The cool spring gave us a long bloom period, well over a month, unheard of in these parts.
Enjoy yours for even longer, I hope. :-)
Frances

Gail said...

My lone planting is already a memory, but it did smell lovely. Enjoy it's sweetness. gail

City Diggity said...

Your post is very evocative of that wonderful fragrance. Happy blogging!

easygardener said...

I've got the dwarf S. palibiniana which hasn't opened yet. Something to look forward too!
I do agree that Lilac has a lovely fragrance.

Nutty Gnome said...

I haven't got a lilac but, even as I type I can smell the wisteria outside my window ......which is just as gorgeous I think!

Alice Joyce said...

Au contraire, HM, you are most elegant when recalling the luscious scent of lilacs. Here, the jasmine is blooming and wrapping the garden in its scent.