“Lilacs are nature’s way of reminding us that the simplest things can bring us the greatest pleasure.”
Hello, sweet friends…
I hope you are well…
With their intoxicating fragrance and delicate purple petals, lilacs hold a special place in the hearts of many…marking the transition from spring to summer, and bringing color and vibrancy to the garden.
However, just like any living thing, even these stunning flowers have their moments of vulnerability.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across two lilac trees that had seen better days. Their branches were drooping and the leaves had lost their luster.
I carefully cut and arranged some of the them into a bouquet. Their faded beauty, once vibrant and full of life, now represented the passage of time and impermanence of nature’s gifts…and the gentle reminder that there is beauty in every stage of life’s journey.
Marcia’s Gardening Tips…
*Wait until your lilacs are in full bloom, usually in the spring or early summer. This is when their flowers are at their peek, in terms of fragrance and visual appeal.
*Look for healthy lilac stems with abundant cluster of fully open flowers.
*Use clean and sharp pruning shears, making angled cuts about a quarter inch above a leaf node or bud.
*Immediately place the freshly cut lilac stems into a clean vase filled with room-temperature water. Change the water every few days and trim the stems slightly at an angle to enhance water absorption.
Cutting these enchanting blooms to create a home bouquet allows me to bring the loveliness of lilacs indoors. Whether adorning a dining table, brightening a living space, or giving as a thoughtful gift, a lilac bouquet always brings me a sense of joy and serenity.