Things you may or may not know.
Lilacs are my favorite flower.
I wish they blossomed all summer but their fragrant blooms only last about three weeks in the spring.
The foliage makes a nice privacy fence along our alley and hides the wood pile in the summer season.
Things you can do with lilacs;
Cut them for arrangements
Because their wood is dense their trunks and branches have been used to create musical instruments. Their wood is also used to make assorted handles to a variety of items, like knives.
You can even eat the flowers if you so choose. (I would much rather sniff them.)
Yes, I have work to do. I keep getting distracted.
I think this is the best year for blossoms yet.
Lilacs can be pruned right after blooming, but not too much or they won’t bloom the following season. (Hmm, I wonder how I know this? I’ll just say it wasn’t me who is guilty of the over trimming deed.)
You can share a bit of trivia with whoever will listen . . . lilacs and the olive are relatives. (Who would’ve thought?)
These spring blooming bushes are quick-growing and durable in way below zero freezing winters.
Lilacs can live to be over a hundred years old.
The clouds entertained me today while I was on my walk.
Probably shouldn’t have done so much sniffin’ and gone fishing!
Loved all the soft feathered swirls, I tripped twice trying to walk with my head tilted toward the sky.
Until next week my friends. Thank you for dropping by and sharing my blogs. Hopefully, I will be able to share some BIG news with you soon.