One of my favorite times of the year is Spring when all the blossoms begin to emerge from their sleep. I LOVE lilacs! They are so full and fragrant and my favorite color has always been purple so I just think they are beautiful. My sweet neighbor across the fence grows the most beautiful lilac bushes and they always stretch higher than the fence spilling over into my backyard. We always get to enjoy the beautiful color and fragrance for a month or so. The kids love to help me cut and arrange bouquets to bring into the house. Enjoying a little bit of outdoors inside is so refreshing and just makes us all happy!
The kids this year had fun helping to arrange some flowers from the yard to take to their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Lilacs come in an assortment of colors: pink, purple and white. Lilac bouquets usually don't last more that a couple days. One tip is to cut with the flowers when they are no more than a 1/2 inch open. Make sure the stems stay submerged in water and they will last longer if kept out of direct sunlight.