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Pretty Lilac Blooms – May Flowers

It’s Springtime and the Lilac bushes are full of blooms – except in my yard!  Last year my lilac suffered from powdery mildew and it was in bad shape because I didn’t catch it in time.   I trimmed it back to the ground in the fall – so this year, I only have one bloom!  But, one of the wonderful things about living in Lancaster County is that there are so many roadside stands selling flowers.

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Yesterday I was out running some errands and saw a stand by the road full of colorful lilac bouquets!  I quickly pulled over, hopped out, and picked a few bunches.  It was so hard to choose!  All of those beautiful shades ranging from white to deep purple!
I brought the lilacs home and arranged them in my Mary and Martha Grace & Gratitude Pitcher.

Mary and Martha Grace and Gratitude Pitcher

And, I had so many lilacs that I cut some of the stems smaller and arranged those in an ironstone creamer.

May Flowers Sheet Music

I printed it on card stock and then put it in a frame I had on hand to create a vignette for my buffet.
So simple, yet so lovely for this time of year!
Purple Lilacs and May Flowers Sheet Music
If you are interested in the Mary and Martha Grace & Gratitude Pitcher – you can purchase it from my Mary and Martha shop HERE.  
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Saturday 1st of May 2021

Beautiful share - thank you. I, too, love lilacs, and one of my shrubs performed badly last year with few blooms and incomplete foliage. I think it’s due to my neighbour putting up a PVC fence and it’s not getting enough light. I pruned it back hard last Fall so we’ll see if it’s better this year. Still too early early for this particular shrub.

Doreen Cagno

Saturday 1st of May 2021

That's what happened with my lilac. A neighbor planted a pine tree and it grew really tall and the lilac wasn't getting enough sun. So, we moved it.

Eleanor K Hunzinger

Friday 30th of April 2021

Wonderful to see the lilacs! I can almost smell them! We only have one variety that grows here in Arizona! I had some in the yard of my previous home. Miss them! Kay H

Purification Fiscus

Saturday 4th of May 2019

Hi Doreen, you always have nice posts. I love how you make such nice arrangements. Thank you for sharing all your work.


Thursday 2nd of May 2019

So pretty! What a steal for the lilacs! I love stands like that, with the honor system!

Laura Harrie

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

Doreen, Never thought of printing sheet music other than for Christmas songs. Thanks for the idea!