May 12, 2022

The Blooming Allee of Lilacs at My Farm

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, it's hard to miss the beautiful spring lilacs, Syringa vulgaris. My allee of lilac hedges is just exploding with gorgeous, colorful, and fragrant clusters.

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 country's oldest known specimens. And, according to the National Gardening Bureau, 2022 is the "Year of the Lilac." If you don't already have these plants in your garden, I strongly encourage you to grow one, or two, or even three of these spring-flowering shrubs - they will give you years of striking blooms.

Enjoy these photos.