Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Lilac Time!

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My lilacs are blooming and I've picked two huge bouquets....one for home and one for work! Ahhh...I wish you could smell them!

I had such a wonderful weekend! I went to Sausalito and Tiburon (cute little towns on the San Francisco Bay) for lunch and shopping with friends. Of course I brought my camera so I'll have photos later in the week!

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47 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh yum... We have a month or so for lilacs... Enjoy..

Marilyn said...

So beautiful!! I can almost smell them...We have to wait quite awhile for ours!!
Have a Wonderful Week!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

raggygirlvintage said...

I'm so jealous! Too gorgeous, enjoy them!
Tracey

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look wonderful! I wish I had lilacs.

Whitney said...

So jealous Cindy! Wish I could smell them from here in Ohio! We've been having some nice weather but not quite time for lilacs around here. Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

The Sewing Loft said...

The violets are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

someplace in thyme said...

I am over the top jealous of anyone having such beautiful lilacs and being able to grow them. The sweet scent of heaven and all the beauty that goes with it. Perfect, just perfect, you lucky girl, Char

Joyce's Journey said...

I haven't seen lilacs in years. We had huge bushes in my childhood home. The aroma is beautiful. I'm so glad you have them to enjoy! Haven't been by for awhile. Your banner is very pretty.

Carla, aka Dixie said...

I am so envious! I had one for several years, but it would never bloom.

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE lilacs!! How lucky you are to live in such a wonderful part of the world!!! It is rainy and snowy here today! Yes, I live in the South, and yes it is March 22! I am thinking someone FORGOT to tell Mother Nature!!

Supposed to be in teh 70's tomorrow! Go figure!!

Lou Cinda :)

House and Garden Boutique said...

Oh, the lilacs are so beautiful! You have inspired me to plant 2 lilac bushes this Spring. One is at the business, where my customers walk in, and the other is in our front yard at home. They are both already sprouting leaves. So blooms are surely on their way later on this year. I can't wait!

Anita S Home and Wine said...

"Syriner" as we say in Norway smells so lovely. Wonderful pictuers.
Best regards Anita S

violetlady said...

Nothing smells better than the scent of lilacs filling a room. I am so jealous!

Elsie said...

Cindy those are so beautiful and I
could almost smell them through the
screen. I wish those would live in
my area. I love your cane basket
with the lilacs in it. Too neat.:O)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I wish I could smell them too...they are my favorites :) They will be blooming soon here in WA.

lafamiglia said...

Beautiful ~ until ours bloom, will enjoy these! Thank you, Monica

BellaRosa said...

Cindy Amor, the lilacs look beautiful! I love the smell of lilacs...Do you think they grow in So Cal too? I was given a white lilac but have to plant it still, wonder if it will bloom, any suggestions for care :) Besos, Rose

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Those look so beautiful! I swear I can smell them through the computer. :)

My lilacs don't even have their leaves yet. But I do have plenty of other flowers so I'm not TOO deprived.

Victoria said...

Your lilac is beautiful and I'm sure we all wish we could smell it!!! I can't wait to see your weekend photo's:)

Low Tide High Style said...

I love lilacs and they do smell so wonderful! Enjoy your beautiful blossoms!

Kat :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful - thanks for sharing them with us.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I'm so envious! That's one of the additions I still want to make to my flower garden.

The stems look lovely in your basket.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Lavender Cottage said...

Your lilacs are beautiful and when ours bloom weeks down the road, I'll be cutting lots for indoors too.

Philigry said...

they are beautiful! now i am jealous!

Susan B said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! Mine are just starting to bloom...can't wait. They are my favorite flower!

Have a lovely week!

Debbie said...

I love lilacs; I could almost smell them online. LOL.

My husband and I got engaged 25 years ago in a restaurant on the water in Tiburon. I can't remember the name of the restaurant but he proposed and I said ...YES!

So I have fond memories of Tiburon. I'm sure you had a ball.

Blessings,
Debbie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oooh, I can almost smell these through my computer monitor! LOL!

I loooove lilacs. They don't bloom here until May, however. When we bought our house there was one small, runty dwarf lilac in the back yard. We moved it to another location, hoping it would do better, but alas, it died last winter. I can't wait until we're able to plant some new ones.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

oh my gosh! Those lilacs are beautiful!!! I'm soooo jealous!

Denise Marie said...

Way to use that fun new tool/toy of yours Cindy.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful lilacs! Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Happy Monday! ♥

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

It's hard to believe! Here we are dipping back down into the 30's again and the trees are just starting to bud. We basically still have that dead winter brown look with no snow left. I'm looking forward to some green like you have, it just may be a while!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just beautiful...to be able to go into your yard and pick something like that ...what a treat! Thank you for sharing them...
Now send me some! tee hee!
Hugs and love,
Mona

Mom Walds Place said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely lilacs. Ours are still sleeping. You've made the wait a bit more bearable.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm jealous too! I planted four lilac shrubs about three years ago and none of them are doing well. In fact I think all but one is dead. I love lilac bouquets!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oh, I LOVE the smell of Lilacs and how they fill the whole room with their fresh sweet scent....mmmm!

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Dreams and Decor said...

Cindy, those are gorgeous! Wish we had the beautiful California climate you have! Enjoy!!! (Can't wait to see those photos later in the week that you mentioned you took at lunch!) Have a blessed evening! Patti

sara said...

wow, look at that, very creative and inspiring, I wish I could design something like that

The Little Red Shop said...

Mmmm..how lovely, our lilacs are still a couple of months away....

Happy Tuesday!

: )

Julie M.

Country Cottage said...

I love lilacs !!!!It reminds me my childhood :the lilacs beautiful on the road of the school and those in the garden of my grand mother

Cathy

Sarah said...

Mmmmmm I love the sweet smell of lilacs. Enjoy & thanks for sharing.
~S~

Lu Cunha said...

So beatiful!!!!! kisses

Sherry from Alabama said...

Those blooms are beautiful! I know your romantic home must smell heavenly.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Ticking and Toile said...

oh I love lilacs!! I can smell them from here....ours won't be blooming until about early to mid April. Can't wait!

Shellagh

Anonymous said...

Hi! Cindy I live in Wa. My lilacs are ready to bloom. I have light purple,deep purple, white, and blue-purple. You can get starts from the shoots that come out of the ground by the main plant trunk. I prune mine so they become trees instead of bushes. I just take the bottom branches and prune off and form just the trunk and above the branches bloom out. I just love them and so do my humming birds. Have fun in your beautiful garden.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

They are so beautiful!
Mine are about ready to burst open in bloom, can't wait to smell their scent wafting through the house :)
*hugs*Deb

Amber said...

Lilacs smell just divine. I want to plant one so badly. I'm not sure if it is going to be in our budget this spring (we just purchased a bunch of summer bulbs to plant), but I dream of lilac blossoms in my home and the smell wafting through our backyard.