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May
25

SPRING IS HERE FINALLY! Wanna see my lilacs?

It has been a LONG winter.  Today’s exploration of color is a collection of photos of the long awaited flowers in my yard which is what I hang on to through the winter- waiting to see their beautiful faces again.

Today I am going to take you on a walk through our lilac collection- first up

MR LINCOLN

The Hard To Find Lilac

I looked all over for this guy!

Mr Lincoln- Hard to Find but SO WORTH IT!

A true Blue Lilac

This is a genuine blue lilac called Mr Lincoln.  When the phone company destroyed our beloved Mr Lincoln lilac, I looked all over for another one of these guys.

We were really blessed to find TWO of them- the stock had been polluted by other varieties so it was very hard to find the original pure Mr Lincolns.  The fragrance is unique and the blue color unusual too.

So far, the little creepy rodents have not attacked this one during winter!

PRIMROSE (THE YELLOW LILAC)

This really IS YELLOW!

Primrose Lilac

Yellow Lilac Primrose with Belle De Nancy Peeking Through!

Yellow Primrose with Belle De Nancy Peeking Through!

This is our yellow lilac called Primrose.  It is a light buttercream yellow color which looks ivory white when open.  The fragrance is very pretty although not as intense as the Mr Lincoln, but it was supposed to be a fragile lilac and we planted this when it was two inches tall- literally!  That was about 10 years ago and look at it now!

BELLE DE NANCY

Belle De Nancy- Our Miracle Lilac

Belle De Nancy- Our Miracle Lilac

Belle De Nancy is a beautiful pink lilac with full blossoms and this year it is just gorgeous.  An amazing fragrance, this lilac is pleasant to sit next to on our porch and enjoy the intoxication of this and our Primrose which lives right next to it.

It is our miracle lilac because when it was in the ground only two years, a new friend came over and I was upset because our Belle De Nancy was almost dead- it was dry, and was not going to make it and I was so upset.

My friend stormed out the door and ran over to the dead looking little bush and screamed at it in the name of Jesus and told it that it would live and not die so death was not an option and it better get in line with the way things were going to be.

She was hollering at the top of her lungs and at first I did not know what to do.  After she was done, she came in and talked to me like nothing happened, so I just continued in the same way.

The next day the plant was back to life- there was no way it would recover that quickly no matter what  naturally.

So this is called our miracle lilac.

CHARLES JOLY

Charles Joly

Meet Charles Joly

Charles Joly is about 20 years old now and he is a beauty.  The flowers are a gorgeous violet red color with double blooms and the fragrance is medium.  It keeps growing despite having some branches die back and we really enjoy this bush- it is a pretty one.

JUST PLAIN LILAC

Our regular old lilac busy

And last but not least our last healthy lilac just a plain old pink lilac- no name or classification but this is the fullest it has been in many years too.

We have a rare French lilac that the stupid rodents girdled badly this year so I think I might have to call my friend and see if she can come over for a visit- she has not been here in many years….after all, she is the Lilac Doctor.  ;)

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  1. Lilac Primrose says:

    [...] SPRING IS HERE FINALLY! Wanna see my lilacs? » CaprigG's Color World This is our yellow lilac called Primrose It is a light buttercream yellow color which looks ivory white when open. The fragrance is very pretty although not as intense as the Mr Lincoln, but it was supposed to be a fragile lilac and we [...]

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