A lilac update
Sadly lilacs are gone already, and every year I mourn their passing.
But wait! I hear that a new new cultivar, by the name of Bloomerang, is out, and hold on: after its spring flowering, it reblooms through summer, apparently until the first frosts. It is available from White Flower Farm (or rather was, because it is sold out this year.)
I have a few reservations, apart from the name, of course (how unromantic for such a lovely plant!) The new cultivar does not grow above four or five feet, so it will forever remain a shrub, and the second flowering, from the pictures at Flowergardengirl, seems a bit sparse.
But if the fragrance of the lilac remains with us all summer, it is worth it…