I have planted lilacs at every house I've lived in.
This is the first time they have actually bloomed for me!!
The two blooming have been in the ground 1 year.
They are both Syringa vulgaris 'Ludwig Spaethe.'
I just adore that deep pink of the buds.
Then look what the blossoms are like.
There is one more in the middle of the other two, a Syringa vulgaris 'My Favorite.' It is looking healthier than it ever has before, but it so far doesn't have any buds or blooms on it.
I transplanted it last spring from the back slope, where it had languished for 4 years--surprise, surprise. I'm just happy that it looks like it's growing!
My plan is that when they're all full grown, it will be a lilac corridor on that side of the house.
Don't you think that will be heavenly?