This is the view from my bedroom window at the moment.
The lilac tree is in full bloom and it's looking beautiful.
I don't know what variety it is, it was already in the garden when we moved here back in 1993, but it's the most wonderful colour, much darker than most lilacs you see.
It also has the most glorious scent. I look forward to it blooming every year.
This is lovely! I have lilac in the garden too, I can't get enough of it. I wish it would last longer cut and in a vase, I'd love to be able to fill the house with it but it fades so quickly.ReplyDelete
We had a lilac in our garden when I was a child so I was pleased to find one here when we moved in, it's grown a lot since then. I've actually never cut any for indoors but I can see the attraction, the scent is fabulous.Delete
Oh it's beautiful! We have a lilac in our garden but it's still in bud, no flowers yet. Yours is very dark, it almost looks like buddleia (sure I've spelt that wrong!) xxReplyDelete
10 out of 10 for spelling. It is like a buddleia, quite unusual for a lilac but I like it being a little different, it's a fabulous colour. You've got yours to look forward to yet.Delete
have a nice day,
It is. I look forward to it blooming every year but sadly, the flowers don't last very long.Delete
I have a small one of these. I'm in envy of yours, their scent is out of this world, easily in my top five bush list!ReplyDelete
It really is beautiful. I hang feeders from it so the birds love it too.Delete
Lovely, and as you say they're not usually as dark as that. Flighty xxReplyDelete
The one we had in the garden when I was a child was a much lighter shade, I think I prefer this darker colour though.Delete
What a lovely view to wake up to!ReplyDelete
I must admit that I always pause a while when I pull the curtains back and see the gorgeous blooms.Delete
Note to self - buy a lilac tree for the garden! I have always loved lilacs, there were six trees at the top of the garden of my childhood home. But my Mum would never pick it to put in a vase as she said it was unlucky to have it in the house (she had a whole list of things which were unlucky!!)ReplyDelete
I've heard of that superstition before. I must admit that I've never cut any for indoors, though not through superstition. They're beautifful trees and have the added bonus of a fabulous scent too.Delete
We have the same dark lilac, mine was a sucker from one that my Grandad had; I have no idea where that came from. We only have the first flowers out, but I'm looking forward to more. Spring took a bit of a backwards step yesterday with hailstones and torrential rain - hope you stayed dry! xxReplyDelete
I think it's lovely when you can trace a plant back, this lilac was here before we were. The rain has caught me both yesterday and today whilst I've been dog walking. We had hailstones just an hour ago yet the sun's shining again now, it's been very mixed here today.Delete
I've got a lilac in my garden that came from my Grandad's garden. It's white. It's always puzzled me why it's called a "lilac" and not a "white"! ;o)ReplyDelete
Plant names can be so confusing sometimes. I like the white lilacs, they're so pretty.Delete
That's a fabulous view and such a gorgeous scent too.ReplyDelete
It's fabulous when I open the window, no need for an air freshener with lilac outside the room.Delete
Just dropping by here, I just love the color!ReplyDelete
I have one my Sissy gave me, it is a pale pink.
Years ago I had lavender shaded ones, but it has been a long time.
It's a fabulous colour, I agree. Pale pink sounds beautiful too. I don't think lilacs are as popular as they once were but they're lovely plants, it's a shame.Delete
It's so lovely Jo, what a fab view to wake up to. I have a dwarf lilac in a pot which is a pale pink. Your lilac is such a rich looking shade.ReplyDelete
I like all lilac but I really love the shade of this one. Lots of people comment on it, it's so pretty.Delete
I've never really considered a Lilac but I love the colour of yours. Something else to add to the list for when we ever have a garden.ReplyDelete
I've still got lots of plants on my wish list, I don't think you ever get round to having all the plants you want.Delete
So pretty, Jo. I love lilacs too. I have a small "volunteer" lilac in my front yard. It grows out of a bigger juniper. This spring, for the first time ever, it flowered! I had two tiny sprigs of blossom. I didn't cut them, it seemed wrong to bring them inside, but I sniffed them at least once a day! :)ReplyDelete
It's brilliant when a lovely plant turns up all of it's own accord. I get a few self seeders in my garden but they're usually just run of the mill things, I wish something truly spectacular would put in an appearance.Delete
Oh it's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I think so too, it's such a lovely colour.Delete
The colour and the scent of lilac just cannot be beaten!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful sight to see out of your window ... this post reminds me of the song "Well Gather Lilacs" by Welsh composer Ivor Novello
Hope your week has gone well and that your dad continues to do well.
All the best Jan,
Lilacs always remind me of a song that Eleanor was taught at her singing lessons, My Father Has A Garden With Many Lilac Trees. My dad's much better now, thank you. The recovery from keyhole surgery is so fast.Delete
I pass a white lilac on my walks and the smell is divine. It must be lovely to open the window and allow the aroma to float into your bedroom. Judy.ReplyDelete
The scent is beautiful, I agree. I pass a pale lilac tree when I'm walking Archie and the perfume of that is really strong, absolutely wonderful.Delete
Your lilac is so pretty. I've always longed to have one in my garden but I've never been that lucky :)ReplyDelete
I probably wouldn't have planted a lilac in the garden myself, even though I do love them. This one was here when we moved in and I'm so pleased it was because I love it.Delete