May 27, 2020

My Allee of Lilacs

Among the most fragrant blooms of spring are the colorful lilacs, Syringa vulgaris. If you don't already have lilacs in your garden, I encourage you to grow one, or two, or even three - they will give you years of beautiful blooms.

I love lilacs and have enjoyed growing them for many years. In fact, the common lilac 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. At my Bedford, New York farm, I have a long allee of lilacs located behind the chicken coops, not far from my tennis court, and every spring it just bursts with gorgeous color.

Enjoy these photos.