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The Smell of Lilac

August 22, 2012
Like vanilla and rose

Walking near the kids’ school one spring morning, I chanced upon a bush with beautiful flowers with a lighter shade of purple. The smell of vanilla and rose combined took me in all the more and I was glad I had my camera with me, I took some shots.

Unfamiliar with the sweet, intoxicating but pleasant smell, I asked friends what these are. I learned that they are Lilacs. Shame that I knew a lot of flowers and lilac was not one them then. The bushes where I saw these beauties from where actually high enough to cover the houses behind them, I think they’re perfect for additional shade and perhaps as a fence? I learned that Lilacs are easy to care for…I definitely am considering getting this for mom for those reasons.

My mom loves to plant but she doesn’t┬áhave that much time to do now. I guess bushes like lilacs will be the most ideal for her to still have flowers beautifying her home, have a good smell of the flowers as the wind blows and of course acting up as a fence of sorts.

Have any ideas which flowering bushes to plant? Let me know by commenting. Would appreciate your input. Thank you!


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