May 4, 2017

My Blooming Lilacs

Are your lilacs blooming? The lilac hedges at my Bedford, New York farm are just exploding with big, gorgeous and fragrant clusters.

I love lilacs, and have enjoyed growing them for many years. 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 country's oldest known specimens.

If you don't already have lilacs in your garden, I strongly encourage you to grow one, or two, or even three shrubs - they will give you years of beautiful blooms. Here are photos of the lilacs that are bursting with color at my farm this week - enjoy.