Happy Easter! It’s Lilac Blooming Time in the Shenandoah Valley

traditional lilacs

traditional lilacs

Happy Easter!

As one of our resident yard bunnies knows, the lilacs are at about 80% bloom, and this is the time of year that Lilac Hill earns her name. The air smells so sweet with the heady scent of blooms it’s hard not to just sit and breathe deeply. 70% of our yard is ringed with lilacs, and even in a few sunny spots in the woods and undergrowth I’ll find a lone stem.

I just spent a good hour cutting stems to take to coworkers and friends and I didn’t make a dent in the number of blossoms. If you live in the Shenandoah Valley and would like to come out and cut some for yourself (or I can meet you in town), let me know! Pruning is good for the bushes, and I’m happy to share their lovely scent far and wide.

To get a closeup view of any of the pictures, just “click” them.

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

lilac hedge from the lane

lilac hedge from the lane

lilac hedge along the lane

lilac hedge along the lane

lilac hedge

lilac hedge

front lilacs

front lilacs

white lilacs

white lilacs

double-blossomed lilacs

double-blossomed lilacs

purplier lilac

purplier lilac

bucket of blossoms

bucket of blossoms

cut lilacs

cut lilacs

lilac bouquets

lilac bouquets

swallowtail on the lilacs

swallowtail on the lilacs

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

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