I contacted my childhood next door neighbor, I call her the "Flower Goddess" for some lilac suggestions. In short she said that they love sun, come in a wide assortment of colors and styles, and the more you pick the better! I would love to put these in our backyard, but I don't think it will work. Our backyard has two very old very large trees that overhang our yard. It makes are yard not too hot which is great, but since it gets only dappled sunlight, it is probably not lilac friendly. I think the front yard is our best bet. As you may have realized from reading this blog....I like color schemes and my front yard is no different. We have a white house with black shutters and brick sides and I like my landscaping to coordinate. So, our front yard is just green shurbs (of course) and flowers and bushes that are shades of deep red/crimson and a bit of purple. If I knew what any of it was... I would tell you. I can tell you that we have alyssum spreading ground cover (white flowers), some dark red flowering shrubs and black and white tulips. I think a lilac bush would be right at home!
Check out some amazing lilac inspiration. Though these photos will not capture the smell!
Photo: Vanya Amelda
Photo: Lola's Musings...
Photo: Away to Garden
Do you live in Boston and want to see and smell some amazing lilas for yourself? Check out Arnold Arboreteum's Lilac Sunday.... this Sunday! Check out their link for all the details!
I am going to go home and smell the liliacs today... literally! Until next time.....xoxo