Oh lilacs… how I love you.
From your delicate star blossoms to your intoxicating scent and gorgeous colors- you are a spring beauty. And I am pretty sure that a bucket of lilac on the kitchen island- is exactly perfect.
And maybe on the mantel. And in the living room. And on the table too… we will get to this lilac inspired table setting in another post and we could talk about the amazing ways to clip and enjoy these beautiful blooms for hours.
Because… lilacs folks.
They are right up there with peonies, ranunculus and garden roses.
Today it is all about how to cut those lilacs and what to do to help keep them from wilting.
Because, wilted lilacs just aren’t the same kind of fabulous.
Here are the tips I have and some tips I found while researching more tips.
( I am tip machine today folks. haha)
A few fun notes:
Lilacs come in various shades and colors. And we have wild lilacs growing all around our property. They smell just as incredible and I do clip them and enjoy them in pots. Their white blooms aren’t as ‘chunky’ as the variety you can find at the market- but they are beautiful even so.
Lilacs are edible plants- and they are medicinal. Read more here.
Lilacs have a bit of history that makes you go hmmmm.
They used to be considered bad luck or a bad sign when brought indoors and also thought that they represented a woman not finding love and staying single. That changed during Victorian times when Lilac became known as lucky for love with white lilac bringing ‘innocence’ along with it as well.
Lilac are natural astringents and can be mixed together to create a cleanser for your face. Who knew?
Basically, here is what I know.
Lilacs are amazing. Not just because they are beautiful and full of delicate star shaped blossoms that have the most intricate details. Or that they bring a burst of sunshine into a room- and they fill garden paths with their gorgeous shades of purple in spring signaling that summer is just around the corner. Or even that their scent is absolutely incredible.
Of course they are amazing for all of those things though and they are simply beautiful flowers to bring indoors and enjoy. I absolutely love them.
And thank you SO much for your notes and kind words on the share about my new book. Excited to share my book cover and new book page with you yesterday and am looking forward to sharing much more with you soon!
Happy Monday everyone!
Courtney;, I love Lilacs too, you don't see them around much anymore, a very old fashioned plant. Beautiful photos. Have a great day. x x x
good advise, lilacs are so lovely but wilt quickly. How do I keep fresh cut roses from wilting so quickly
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