When Lilacs Last Bloomed is a Civil War poem by Walt Whitman. The title seems appropriate for the title of this blog, as it causes us to realize our beloved lilacs last bloomed a full year ago. Lilacs are second only to roses in their popularity, beauty, and fragrance. Unlike roses that have a season long blooming period, Lilacs bloom once a year in May, and last but a few fragrant weeks. Then, the year long wait begins until they bloom again.
The arrival of the flower blooming period, is cause for great celebration. Many Lilac festivals are held this month, timed to hopefully correspond with the arrival of the sweet, aromatic flowers. If you love spring, love flowers, and adore lilacs, you don't want to miss these early season festivals. In celebration of our beloved lilacs, the festivals include a wide array of events, including Lilac parades, 5K or 10k races, arts and crafts, concerts, food vendors and much more.
If you haven't been to a Lilac festival, what are you waiting for? Find and attend a Lilac Festival