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Lilac Dreams

Posted May 29 2010 12:00am

Flowering now in the pot in our new garden is my sumptuous Lilac Tree. I have had it for three years now. This year it has only grown one magnificent collection of heavenly scented flowers. These contrast to the green and speckled gold leaves. It is a small hybrid Lilac and is nearly two metres tal at the moment.
If you sit on the bench you can have the flowers balmy sweet scent wafting near your nose. I absolutely love the smell of Lilac. It is one of my favourite garden smells to take me back in time to me and my Grandmother and her sister....
I wander why this year only one branch has flowered? The roots were not disturbed during the move. The only thing I can think of is that the freezing winter damaged the growing buds and stopped them from flowering. The flowers last year were much more abundant but not as fragrant.
The Lilac Tree flowering is one of my gardening highlights of the year. What an excellent tree and flower!
Once its done the variegated leaves can start storing all their energys up ready for next years purple light show. Between the end of these flowers and next years I will be dreaming. My dreams will be Lilac scented and coloured.
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