Is it just me, or have the lilacs this year been tremendous?
I don't remember them ever filling the air with this much fragrance.
Hopefully, that just means it's a good year for them,
and doesn't reflect anything about my memory.
I did my best to capture the prettiest I could find.
This one is, I believe, a Beauty of Moscow variety.
Pure, snowy white, turning to baby girl pink at the edges.
The scent is over-the moon lovely.
This one is much more common, but no less lovely.
The Charles Joly starts out as a deep purple,
opening to rich magenta.
And last, but certainly not least, is what is commonly known as the
Common Purple Lilac.
What a shame that name is.
Because there's nothing common in the sweet scent, lovely hue
and reliability of this variety.
I really do think it should be re-named, poor thing.
Something beautiful, something worthy.
Something that makes one think of spring and sunshine
and sweet scents in the breeze.
Enjoy your spring, fellow gardeners!