My mother has the most amazing garden, she cultivates plants with a very natural green thumb. I have vivid memories of her dragging my sister and me to garden nurseries when we were young, there was one nursery that we loved (as it had a merry-go-round) but the rest of them were boring with a capital B.
Of course now I drag my own girls around to nurseries and when we get the chance we love to visit my mum’s garden down south. She has a property we call The Farm that is south of Perth and we escape there when we have a weekend free. There is lots of room for mum to indulge her enthusiasm for gardening and we get the benefits in fresh cut flowers each week.
I fell in love with lilac from the beautiful images I see on instagram of abundant lilac branches in the northern hemisphere. I tried growing one a few years ago but our climate isn’t quite right and my gardening skills were a bit lacking back then. Mum has been growing them at The Farm for a few years and this year I was rewarded with lots of cut stems. Ive put together a photo essay of some of the images I took a few months ago.
These images will have to tide me over to next Spring, and perhaps I’ll have another go at growing my own Lilac bush.