Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lilacs

purple lilac

Aaand this is the story of how we bought a lilac plant out of the back of someone’s truck!

We’re in the middle of regrading our yard, so this year we decided to take it easy on planting.  I honestly can’t wait until this project is finished because I want to plant all.the.things.  I’m thinking blueberries, strawberries & a huge garden! I’m the most impatient person ever, so having to scale it all back this year is really getting to me!

One of the things that I wanted to plant are lilacs.  We have a huge white lilac in the front yard & I love when it comes into bloom, even though it lasts approximately 2 days a year!  It just smells so fantastic!

purple lilac

purple lilac

My husband & I were at a thrift store & when we were coming back to the car, we noticed the truck beside us was absolutely filled with plants, including fairly decent sized lilacs.  We’d never seen lilacs that were already large like that.  As we were getting ready to leave, the owner of the truck came out to leave too.  My husband decided to ask her where she bought the plants for future reference, because we didn’t really have a space in the yard for it this year.  It just so happened that she was selling the plants in a fundraiser the next day & had purchased them from a private nursery.  She offered to sell us the lilac & after going back & forth, we decided to buy it.  It was one of those impulse things that we knew we wanted it but weren’t sure where to plant it.  Luckily, we found a spot that should be safe from the yard construction!  The woman in the truck told us the lilac is a smaller variety, so it shouldn’t take over our entire yard, either!

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