The Lilac is a romantic shrub. She is gracious and undemanding.
She is generous in her gifts. For two weeks every Spring, Lilacs fill my home and heart with joy.
This year for Lilac time I am learning about the genus Syringa.
I am learning about the history of this elegant shrub.
I am reading a classic story that some how slipped by me.
The Redbuds are at peak bloom.
The bumbles bees
Dragonflies are mating and laying eggs.
It seems early yet the Lilacs are in bloom.
The moon is waxing. Soon it will be time to plant warm season crops.
The Honey Bees are gathering pollen.
I am busy recording the bloom times of the Lilacs.
I let phenology and the moon guide my planting.
We are in the first bloom, when 50% of the flower clusters have at least one flower open.
When the Lilacs are in full bloom it is a good time to plant warm
weather plants such as beans and cucumbers. I will wait for the Full Moon and full Lilac bloom.