May 4, 2024

My Colorful and Fragrant Lilacs

Among the most fragrant blooms of spring are the colorful lilacs, Syringa vulgaris. My allée of lilac hedges is just exploding with gorgeous, sweet-smelling 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 oldest known in the country. If you don't already have lilacs in your garden, I encourage you to grow one, or two, or even three shrubs - they will give you years of beautiful blooms.

Enjoy these photos.