A few days ago I explained how I often struggle to choose between different shots of a particular plant. This is another case. The top shot is more evocative, or at least I seem to smell lilac when I see it, but the second shot shows the shape of the double flowers better.
Both are of a double lilac with darker flowers: the more usual form is single and paler, as below.
The two forms below are unusually pale, which gives them an antique character – not that lilac could ever seem anything other than timeless.
To conclude, another double, closer in colour to the common form. This lilac is doing its best to emulate the rainbow heart in the window.
Shared for Becky’s TreeSquare. While there is some argument about whether lilac is a shrub or a tree, I’m contending it can be either.
I’m also linking to Cee’s Flower of the Day in the knowledge that these friends are happy to share.
54 Replies to “Flowering Trees: Lilac”
I must say I prefer the single blooms, but that is the case for me with all plants.
These doubles are just a little ungainly but I typically like both singles and doubles as you’ll have noticed.
lilac flowers are exquisite! and fragrant, too 🙂
Most of these were handily around nose level 🙂
Glorious photos .. 🙂 The pale colour certainly gives it an antique feel. I love that various angles give such a different feel
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