Friday, April 6, 2012

The Giving Lilac Tree!

Every spring the Lilac tree in the backyard of the Xavier Ct. House blooms. Some years it blooms more than others and some years it's more fragrant.

The original Lilac tree was planted in 1959 in Mountain View California, in the backyard of the house I grew up in. My parents sold that house in 1988 and moved to Morgan Hill California. My Dad took part of the Lilac tree with him when they moved. Six years later when my family moved into the Xavier Ct House, my Dad gave me part of Lilac tree.

When the Lilacs are in bloom, I cut a few and put them in a vase on my bedside table. I love the fragrance and the color!

Most of all I love that the Lilac tree reminds me of my Dad!



  1. What beautiful lilacs, and story!! I love how the lilac tree has been passed down!! Have a lovely Easter Chris!! xo Heather

  2. Love the lilac tree story! You are blessed! Happy Easter! Hugs!

  3. Thank you for sharing this. Lilacs sadly do not grow in AZ.

    Happy Easter!

  4. Gorgeous! We have lilacs just beginning to bud in front of our house here in Colorado. Apricots remind me of my father. He loved to try to get fruit trees to produce. Thanks for stopping by Button Floozies!

  5. Happy Easter Chris! just popping in for a quick hello. I LOVE lilacs. probably one of my most favs. I too Love the scent. My poor hubby is allergic, but I cant help it... I bring armfuls in and all around the house.. bathroom, livingroom, kitchen and craftroom.. I dont put them in the bedroom.. (arent I nice!?)
    I also adore lilly of the valleys too and I make tiny bouquets of those with little forget me nots and usually a couple little bleeding hearts too.
    I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  6. Hi Chris - just getting back from vacation and catching up on my blog - saw your comment about the ATC swap! So glad you like mine - I am anxiously waiting for the mail Monday when I am sure mine will arrive after being "on hold". If your interested how I made them you can see here:
    More than happy to give more detail if your interested just let me know.
    And I LOVE lilacs this time of year :).

  7. I wish I get Lalic's to grow here. What a beautiful tree. I am your newest follower. Hope you have a Happy Easter.

  8. Oh, Chris, you're so lucky to have lilacs! That's one of my favorite memories of our Montana years - can almost smell them! And that's so special that your lilac came from your family home, a sweet reminder for you!
    xo Jane