Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The lilacs are fading fast. Luckily we had tea on the 20th when the lilacs had first come out because even by the 27th, they had started to go by. The shrubs didn't have as many blossoms as some years but the panicles were bigger than I've ever seen. Amy Schott and Sarah Sands were particularly impressive (huge) and Priscilla was even bigger than I remember it, The later lilacs are coming into bloom and now the bright orange orintal poppies and my Mandarin Lights deciduous azaleas are in full bloom--so there is orange to bring ou the purples and lavenders of the lilacs.