Cowart's Common Room

Who can resist some lovely pots of flowers, have just pottered down to the gardens and see that the double white lilacs are in full bloom. Shall be taking some cuttings for jugs around the cottage, such a pity they don't last long.

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Posted at 26th May 2010 - 09:47AM   Posted by Camilla   A PICTURE FOR THE DAY Comments: 5

Faith's Avatar I love white lilac - and lilac lilac! My parents always had it in the garden, and cut in the house, but some people say it is unlucky to bring it into the home. I took some once to a friend and she stopped me at the door and made me leave it in the porch. I think that's ridiculous - a beautiful plant can't be unlucky - and my parents certainly weren't, they had good luck, long lives and a loving marriage.

Thanks for the beautiful photo Camilla x

Posted by: Faith on 26th May 2010 at 12:23PM

Irish Eyes's Avatar I had friends here for supper last Friday and the centre piece for my table was some pale lilac in a Spode Italian vase. The two interacting to bring out the beauty in each other. My Grandmother always maintained that White Lilac is unlucky if brought into the house, but had no qualms about the various shades of lilac-purple. Granny apparently maintained that white lilac in a house brought a death. Apparently my Grandfather died four days after she brought some in...but on the other hand he had been ill for months before and was probably on the way out anyhow. We have masses of white lilac in the garden and I love the way it lightens up a dark corner. For safety sake it can stay there too Wink

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 26th May 2010 at 12:44PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I've just brought in some lilac lilac, so I hope it's not unlucky! I also found my favourite paeony snapped off too, so that's in a vase now. I hope it will open up as it's quite a tight bud still. That's the second year this has happened. Next year I shall have to mount a guard and catch the paeony-snapping culprit!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 26th May 2010 at 02:36PM

Ivy's Avatar If lilac - any shade- would bring bad fortune or death my mother would long be dead. She cuts arms full every year as long as I can remember. White is her favourite but other shades will do.

Posted by: Ivy on 26th May 2010 at 05:02PM

Camilla's Avatar Ah, thanks Faith, your lovely parents were lucky to have such a long lasting loving partnership, don't think those beautiful Lilacs your dear Ma brought into the house made it unlucky for them.

Love Peonies too Mags, although mine have finished flowering for this year, Did not know Lilacs were unlucky though.

Love the lilac Lilacs IE too, although only double white growing here in the garden.

They do look wonderful cut for vases and jugs Ivy, wish they would last a bit longer when cut though.

Posted by: Camilla on 27th May 2010 at 12:37AM

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