This week our lilacs bloomed. They have such a short season but are so dramatic, filling the air with there wonderful fragrance. What is not to love? This is another plant I could collect hundreds of, but I am fortunate to have enormous bushes of the old fashion verities that came with the farm. There are several, under cultivation too: ‘Declaration’ (large flowers), and the ‘Miss Kim’ verities which come later to stretch the lilac season. Even though they have a short vase life (4 days) I love using them in designs.