lilac – syringa

15 May

lilac 025This little shrub, tagged Persian lilac at the nursery but more closely resembling the description of Miss Kim Korean, blooms a little later than the common lilac, grows only about 3′ tall and wide, and releases a fragrance many times stronger than common lilac.  lilac 021A close look at the flowers shows them to tiny replicas of their larger cousins.  After their strong smell, my favorite characteristic is the play of color and textures with the other plants that live on the northern side of the little garden pond.lilac 020

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3 Responses to “lilac – syringa”

  1. Annie's Place May 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    I love lilacs. I have the common ones.

    • Donna's Garden May 23, 2013 at 1:50 am #

      If you have room I encourage you to add one of the little varieties; you won’t believe how fragrant they are.

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