Lilacs at side of a country road, East Gwillimbury
Wild lilacs are blooming NOW. Aren't they lovely? Lilacs were brought from Europe by early settlers and are now naturalized along many country roads. Wild and wonderful.
I also appreciate cultivated varieties, and while visiting relatives in Rochester, New York last week, I visited the Rochester Lilac Festival.
Highland Park, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
We walked along the side of the hill in Highland Park and viewed many of the more than 500 varieties of lilacs planted there.
Banners lined the road outside the park
The festival had officially closed the day before, but the banners were still up and many of the lilacs still beautiful, a few still in bud almost ready to bloom.
White lilacs with large florets
Signs on or near many lilacs identified the various varieties
A lovely pink variety not yet in full bloom
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