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I Picked A Bouquet Of Lilacs Today
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I picked a bouquet of lilacs today and placed them on the table in the morning sun in an old glass vase of my mother's. Mom used to love lilacs and I remember many walks taken on spring evenings just as the air started to cool flooding the yard with their sweet scent. I was surprised to learn in Wikipedia that lilacs are part of the olive family but not when I remembered the wild Russian Olive trees that grow in this area and how scented their blooms are.
Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20 - 25 species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere.
May 5th, 2013
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