We had two large lilac trees beside my house when I was young. My sister and I use to pick the flowers and suck out the honey. What a beautiful smell too.

We had two large lilac trees beside our house, in Petrolia, when I was young. We would pick the flowers to enjoy inside, as well. What a beautiful flower; what an amazing scent.

In the language of flowers, purple lilacs are the symbol of first love. Country Living.

12 Facts Every Lilac Lover Should Know

12 Facts Every Lilac Lover Should Know. Lilacs belong to the olive family, Oleaceae.

~~Syringa: New Lilac Collection! | Left to right: Syringa vulgaris 'Mme Lemoine', 'Firmament',  'Glory', 'Adelaide Dunbar',  'Primrose', Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocohontas', Syringa x chinensis 'Lilac Sunday', 'Sensation', 'Mme Charles Souchet',  'President Lincoln', Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Maiden's Blush', 'Alice Christianson', Syringa 'Fritz Klager', Syringa 'Pink Ruth', 'Peacock' | Garden Photo World~~

My absolute favorite. My hometown, Spokane, is home to the Lilac Festival.Paris Gardens and David Austin Roses from Garden Photo World: Syringa: New Lilac Collection!

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"Cotton Candy" French Lilacs - Garden Chic

Unusual colors in the blooms of Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea distinguish this showy summer-flowering shrub.

Aiken House & Gardens: The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Angel white lilac, beautiful. Especially if you live in the lilac city!

~ incredible angel white lilac, beautiful~I I used to love our lilacs trees in my backyard.

This is what my Lilac bushes look like in bloom. Bumble bees and butterflies and birds are all over it. The smell is to die for :)

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Aiken House & Gardens: Lilacs & Transferware

Lilacs & Transferware

Purple toile and purple transferware with purple lilacs, from Aiken House & Gardens:

Facts every lilac lover should know! There are more than 1,000 varieties of lilac bushes and trees.

12 Facts Every Lilac Lover Should Know

Definitely one of my favorite flowers. Facts every lilac lover should know! There are more than varieties of lilac bushes and trees.

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