The lilacs are glorious this year. My row of lilacs were about 4-foot tall plants when I put them in three years ago, and since that time, some of them have reached 8-9 feet tall with the largest blooms I’ve ever seen.
I planted 11 lilac bushes and there were 2 older bushes in this row along the side of my back yard. This was supposed to be a living fence to give me privacy from my neighbor’s yard, but now the race is on to get them as tall as I can to keep the deer out. A couple bushes died over the winter, and I have replaced them with bushes that are only 4-feet tall. This is the weak link where the deer come over.
Anyways, on to this week’s bouquet, which of course are lilacs in a new polka dot container that I found at a pop-up sale a few weeks ago.
I fell in love with this container the moment I saw the picture of it on Facebook, advertising the sale. Fortunately, I was able to get the last one. With my kitchen, living room, dining room, and porch, all in green, I knew I would gets lots of use out of it. And who doesn’t love polka dots?
There is no need for commentary when it comes to lilacs. We are all familiar with their fragrance and beauty, that words can’t describe. So, I’ll leave you with photos which speak for themselves.
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