The Blooming Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm

April 14, 2016

Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm

Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm

“Is any moment of the year more delightful than the present?  What there is wanting in glow of colour is more than made up for in fullness of interest.  Each day some well-known, long remembered plant bursts into blossom.”
— Henry A. Bright, from A Year in a Lancashire Garden

Blossoms abound this time of year.  One can hardly keep up with the newest blooms.  This year, in the midst of tulip season, the lilacs are already bursting into flower.  Since we were in the Skagit Valley to see the tulips, we decided to swing by Jello Mold Farm to see what was happening there.  And lilacs were abounding.  These are indeed long-remembered plants to me.  My mother had a large lilac bush by her garden, and the scent of lilacs brings back memories of my childhood on the farm.

Here are some photos of the lilacs at Jello Mold Farm:

Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Sister Justena'

Syringa hyacinthiflora ‘Sister Justena’

Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Asessippi'

Syringa hyacinthiflora ‘Asessippi’

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Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy'

Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’

This variety of lilac has unusual multi-petaled flowers

This variety of lilac has unusual multi-petaled flowers

Watercolor sketch of lilacs

Watercolor sketch of lilacs

Another attempt at painting lilacs

Another attempt at painting lilacs

 

 

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3 Responses to “The Blooming Lilacs at Jello Mold Farm”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    Fragrances of lilacs, hyacinths, lily-of-the-valley, peonies open floodgates of my childhood memories.


  2. Lilacs !! I love them and when they are blooming in my garden I fill my house with them but over here they are still small buds.


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