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I love Lilac/purple flowers!

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Lilac. I have just cut three branches of this and brought them into the house to enjoy the lovely scent.


Honesty

Cercis canadensis Florest Flame …

…tiny blossoms just coming out before the leaves.

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Your Cercis looks very forward ,Sheila....the foliage on mine is tiny still.
The fragrance of the Lilac must be Heavenly.

23 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Julia … yes, it’s wafting pleasantly around the lounge 🙂.

23 Apr, 2022

 

How lovely Sheila. My lilac is starting to show life as well. I also bring little bit in the house. Unfortunately it does not last very long.
I love Redbuds and planted several but I think we are just too wet or too acidic for them....they all died. I am waiting impatiently for my last Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' to show some life...:-(

23 Apr, 2022

 

lovely, my lilac is in tight bud. really looking forward to the scent when it opens.

Purple is a lovely colour isn't it?

23 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Klahanie, I hope your Cercis canadensis won’t disappoint you.

23 Apr, 2022

 

It is, Eileen. My latest crush is a “lilac” Agrostemma (corncockle) but I don’t have any yet 🙂.

23 Apr, 2022

 

ooh I've not seen lilac corncockles. I have the typical magenta pink ones.

23 Apr, 2022

 

I like the white ones too Eileen, ‘Ocean Pearl’.

23 Apr, 2022

 

Loving your collection, Sheila! I'm with you on the lilac and purple tones. I'm envious! My lilac is yet to bloom with scented flowers.

23 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Kate, glad you’ve got your Lilac to look forward to 🙂.

24 Apr, 2022

 

Lots of lilac trees & bushes now flowering around here! The 'Judas Tree' at the end of our street is blooming a couple of week earlier than other years but I still haven't been down to get a picture of it yet this year!

24 Apr, 2022

 

I bet the scent in your home is lovely! Someone once told me it was unlucky to have it in the house , but we had a huge lilac tree years ago and always had some in the house! Must have been an old wives tale!

26 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Rose!

26 Apr, 2022

 

I finally got my photos of the Judas Tree at the end of the road! Lilacs are flowering everywhere around here at present as well as a couple my son has put in his garden!

When I was a small boy in London there were some Lilac bushes not far from our house & my brothers & I liked to pick some flowers for Mum but she always told us it was unlucky to have them in the house! Never knew why!

26 Apr, 2022

 

My dad would never allow lilac or lilies in the house, he considered them to represent a death in the family,in his defence I fully understood his reasoning, his mum always took him to visit when someone passed away, gruesome for a young lad, he said families would always have both next to the coffins so he hated them.....
On a better note I personally love lilac and have a miniature one in the front, its beautiful this year, sadly unlike the larger variety there is no lovely perfume..
My honesty has all turned white, it was a lovely purple when I planted it.....

27 Apr, 2022

 

That’s strange about your Honesty, Sue, and also about your miniature lilac … ours is just flowering, but no scent, and when I bought it years ago it’s scent was the reason I bought it!

27 Apr, 2022

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