May 10, 2021

My Lilacs in Bloom

Are your lilacs blooming? My allee of lilac at my Bedford, New York farm is exploding with big, gorgeous, and fragrant flower 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.

Enjoy these photos.