Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hurry! Run to your local lilac bush and get cutting. I noticed that some of the flowers on mine have peaked and are starting to brown. That season was way too short, so to make the most of it, I'm thinking of going out after work and picking a few vases full.
If the lilac season is about to end, we might as well send it out with a bang.
This weekend the house will be saturated with the scent of lilacs, and next weekend, who knows? Maybe peonies?
I learned a little trick about extending the life of your lilacs after they're picked :: smash the woody ends (where you made the cut) with a hammer. Read more about it here.
Did you notice the variety of lilacs in the pictures above? I always thought of lilacs as coming in two varieties:: white and purple. These are all growing in our yard, and while on a bike ride the other day, I spotted yet another variety with deep purple flowers that are edged in white. If a spot opens up in the yard, it could be fun to add just one more lilac to the bunch!