Sunday morning it was a nice sunny day so I grabbed my camera and garden nippers and took a stroll up to our guest house in hopes the lilac’s were blooming. They were beginning to open up so I decided to snap a few photos and cut a few branches. I have a dark and a light purple bush and the dark purple lilacs always bloom later than the light, so for this cutting, light purple lilac’s it is. There’s no way to describe the scent of a lilac, no essential oil can compare, it’s an intoxicating scent that I just can’t get enough of. The only downfall to these beauties is the bloom time, it’s for such a short time normally a week at best, and in my neck of the woods it seems like a frost always hits and destroys whatever blooms are left. I hope the dark purple are ready next week so I can get an additional cutting. All I need is one arrangement in the house for the whole place to smell like lilacs; it’s just heavenly.
My intentions were to place the cuttings haphazardly in a galvanized sap bucket. I wanted it to look natural not to staged or time consuming. Well here is where the photo bombing came in, Pirate Morgan Moon Scar decided it was a good time to hop up on the table and drink her bowl of milk, smell the lilacs, and chew off a few flowers.
So now what do I do with the few flowers she decided to chew off? I certainly didn’t want to waste any of them so I dug out some tiny bottles, filled them with water and lined my kitchen window sill with a tiny lilac display. They’re so pretty I just can’t get enough of them. This is one flowering plant I wish could bloom year round.
Apparently chewing off those blooms tired her all out, she decided to nap on the table right next to the lilacs. Ah, the life of a cat; not a care in the world….
After the cat was done napping I was able to get a photo of my galvanized bucket filled with lilacs. This is a sight that makes me happy, and the smell is like no other. If you haven’t ever experienced lilacs you are missing one of the best things on earth.