It's May 5 and my lilacs have been in bloom full force for a week, strangely early!
But its time to cut some lilacs and bring them inside for a profusion of fragrance. I threw together this lilac arrangement on a shoot with photographer Jim Westphalen at the Shelburne Museum in Vt.
The antique buckets adds a lot to its charm. Wood or metal pails make perfect containers for armfuls of lilacs.
Cut them early in the morning, split the woody ends so they will absorb the water faster