Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Lilac Finally Shows off its Flowers

You will recall the budding development studies a couple of weeks ago. After six weeks of waiting, the magnolia bush put its beautiful flowers on glorious display. Then as a big surprise, the azalea plant, which had been so slow during the entire period, suddenly as if in response to my taunting was bursting out with a colourful and victorious cry: I am not going to be last as predicted by that ignorant blog writer Peter. And in third place comes the blooming lilac bush. So the rank order is official now. For the rose (in fourth place) to blossom, we will need to wait at least another week.

First: Magnolia
Second: Azalea
Third: Lilac


  1. Robert Parker · June 3, 2020

    Wow, I’ve never seen a lilac like that, it’s great! Rochester, NY usually has a big Lilac Festival, they’ve got hundreds of bushes in Highland Park, but I don’t remember seeing a two-tone one like this.

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  2. Amy · June 3, 2020

    Gorgeous colors! Around here the lilacs bud first, then the azaleas and rhododendrons next. Roses not til later.

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  3. Labby · June 3, 2020

    welch herrliche Blüten Peter , zauberhaft anzusehen. Gruss Wolfgang

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  4. kopfundgestalt · June 3, 2020

    The Lilac is great! 🙂

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · June 3, 2020

    Yes, the lilac is very special with the white rimmed petals, beautiful!
    They all together must be a sight for sore eyes after winter … 🙂

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  6. shoreacres · June 3, 2020

    I’ve never seen a lilac like that. I suspect it might be a cultivar; is it as fragrant as other lilacs? The deeply saturated color is so appealing.

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    • Peter Klopp · June 4, 2020

      Its fragrance is not as intense as one would expect with this impressive specimen. Thank you, Linda!


  7. Loving your Magnolia blooming .

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  8. Beautiful flowers!

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  9. floresphotographic · June 5, 2020

    Beautiful colours.

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  10. arv! · June 7, 2020

    Refreshing pictures. Thanks for bringing some beauty to the current situation- “infected” world!

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