lilac time

labrea_gwMay 6, 2007

Another walk around the incredible Lilacs at The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens I'll do the Bronx next week. I ran into a group of women from Bogalusa and they were absolutely blown away by the fragrance and the variety. The air was filled with fragrance. Now all the Kwanzan Cherries were at peak all the other varieties finished and the Chinese tree wysteria's were blooming. Our tree peonies in Manhattan are in Bloom but none of the ones in Brooklyn were amazing what a 3-4 mile differance can do.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lilac Time

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AnneCecilia z5 MI

Joe, I'm speechless. Wow!
The lilacs are just tiny green clumps in the leaf clusters here; we've got a ways to go before we see anything like that here. Thank you so much for your fabulous photos!


    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 7:54AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Breath-taking--absolutely breath-taking. Esp. that cherry flowering avenue--Wow!

Thank you again for sharing your wondrous photos of a scene that people like me rarely get to view first-hand.


    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 8:36AM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Does anything smell better? Lilacs closely follow the opening of Korean Spice Viburnum here. I am drunk on perfume! Not to mention your great photography. Thanks Joe.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 9:21AM
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I love the Korean spice Viburnam and all the other varieties

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 10:04AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

Thank you Joe. I love lilacs and these are wonderful.


    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 10:10AM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Thanks Joe. I know I was happy last week when my lone lilac bloomed, I can just imagine this experience. Maybe next year. Maybe tomorrow...hmmmm...

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 10:56AM
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Oh Joe! My favorite 2 lilac photos are LILACTIME 131 & LILAc431. Great shots. RAINBOW is so graphic and vibrant. I love it. I don't usually care for graphically altered photos (coming from the graphics field) but WYSTERIA 7r6 is on my Christmas list for the rest of my life until I receive it. Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 6:51PM
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Those tulips! They're incredible!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 8:05PM
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JOe---another treat for the eyes---.Your pictures are always so wonderful

I absolutely love this time of year---the fragrance of lilacs and KSV makes my heart sing..

Thanks so much,


    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 9:50AM
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Awesome as always Joe. Love reliving Spring, since we are onto Summer here. :)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 9:59AM
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Joe, you at it again....making me breathless. Most beautiful!!!


    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 1:20PM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

So beautiful - thank you!

Would you [or y'all] say there are any lilacs that really look blue, btw? People only seem to grow the purples around here.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 1:42PM
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kathwhit(z8, West OR)

Joe, I can only add my thanks for your wonderful pictures. My little white lilac is blooming now, and I can smell it all over the yard. i can only imagine the scents of all those lilacs. Your photography is wonderful. It is a treat to see these sights through your lens.
Kathy W.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 1:59PM
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