May 11, 2016

Blooming Lilacs at the Farm

Spring is definitely in full swing when you can see and smell the gorgeous lilacs.

When it comes to lilacs, many people think of the sweet, memorable fragrance of these abundant and colorful flower clusters. In fact, the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris, has been part of the American landscape for centuries. Lilacs planted in 1650 on Michigan’s Mackinac Island are some of the oldest known lilacs in the country.

I love lilacs, and have enjoyed growing them for many years. Here are photos of the blooms that are bursting with color at my farm this week - enjoy.