01 May 2008

Meet Madame Lemoine

I am so excited! This is the first year my lilac has bloomed. It is a Madame Lemoine Lilac. I got this scrawny thing on clearance at Lowe's two summers ago. I nursed it, first in a pot, then when it looked like it would recover, I planted it in the ground next to the porch, but just out of reach of Oliver's rope. And now it has three lovely, fragrant white blooms.

I've been eyeing up the Lilac Primrose, which is yellow. And, the Volcan Lilac is really stunning, too. How many lilac shrubs are too many?


dynochick (Jan) said...

I think it is safe to say...that when they are blooming.....there are never too many!!!

I planted 22 last fall and already had about 8 very old common lilacs.

I would love to get a yellow one. I hear they bloom later...like Juneish.

Besides being wonderfully fragrant...they make a great privacy hedge because they are so dense once they are mature.

I'm at least another week from bloom time at my house.

dynochick (Jan) said...

Oh forgot to mention....Oliver is adorable.

Sandy said...

Love seeing Oliver! I absolutely love the smell of lilacs.