Saturday, April 02, 2005

Still life with lilac

Lilacs are difficult to grow here in No.Cal. We don't have enough chill time to do them real justice. But I keep my plant for some mystery reason. It's blooming now.. there are no leaves on the bush, and only about a dozen blooms. I cut off the prettiest to bring inside hoping that it would perfume the house. Alas, it does not smell. Not sweet, not ugly, not anything.

But it does make a nice composition in my magnet vase on the refrigerator, I think.
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3 comments:

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

I have a lilac here in San Diego that does pretty well. Nothing like the giant lilac bushes I grew up with in Maine, but hey, it's a lilac and it looks pretty and smells nice.

Wish I could tell you where to get one, but it's a slip from a neighbor. Just so you know there is such a thing...

Gerrie said...

My daughter has a lilac tree in Portland and she has bouquets around the house, but I noticed that they do not have that wonderful aroma that I remember from my childhood in New York State.

JulieZS said...

I have two lilac bushes. They were here when we moved in, so I don't have any info about them. They're really heavy with blooms this year. And smell very sweetly and strongly. They are just plain lavender/lilac color, not edged like yours. I've tried planting more, but none have taken. Try some ceanothus, the native Californian lilac, those are beautiful plants.