There is a row of bare bushes that line the side of our property. They sit in a strong straight row bumping their branches into one another, housing nests of birds, and toying with my emotions.
I think, hope, wish, and pray that they are lilac bushes. As we begin our second spring here in this beautiful place, maybe my wish will come true.
Last spring I anticipated their blooms. I imagined the smell of the hundreds of lilacs merging together. My intent was to snip the fresh bouquets and place them everywhere in the house: the kitchen windowsill, the fireplace mantle, the bedside table.
I have such a fondness to lilacs that transports me to my grandmothers house, doesn’t everything of fondness remind us of our grannies?
My plans, like so many others, didn’t come to fruition when a late freeze killed the tiny, purple clustered blooms.
So here we are on the cusp of another possible lilac explosion and I’m remaining optimistic. I awoke this morning to a snowy frost hanging thick on all the trees including these massive 10 feet tall bushes. I immediately checked the temp and saw it dropped to 28 degrees. It didn’t stay cold long into the day and in fact as I sit outside soaking some rays and blogging, I just may have a slightly red chest; the sun is so warm.
I’m hoping for two things: 1) last nights cold wasn’t harsh enough to kill them 2)there won’t be another freeze this season. Okay 3 things: 3) they truly are lilac bushes.
I’m afraid my disappointment will be too great otherwise.
If you are one who possesses a green thumb and recognize these plants, maybe you can let me know.
I’m hoping for a house filled with vases upon vases of purple!
Have they bloomed yet??? Are they lilacs? I so anxious to know! Hope you show off some of your “photog” skills when they bloom. Hugs to EK .. and hope you are out of your “funk”! Until next time … Donna H.
Hi Donna H.! No, they haven’t bloomed yet. I’m afraid the cold has gotten to them. It is only in the high 50’s, low 60’s each day here. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’ll post pics if they bloom. Well, my funk is still lingering a little. It’s been a yucky month. Hoping April is better. Thanks for checking on us!!!