I finally made it out there yesterday to cut off some blooms for inside the house. Talk about late in the game! For some reason, I thought they bloomed longer. I remember walking around in the summer stealing people's lilac blooms when I was younger...or, two years ago, whatever. Guess I was either high on life, or it was still springtime.
I stripped off the leaves and some of the buds, then plopped them in a little coffee glass in the kitchen to
mask the odor of the nearby cat litter box add a little scent and prettiness.
They smelled strong and wonderful, and looked like Sideshow Bob.
Separated at birth!
I had some little clumps left over from the 'arrangement', so I plopped them in a hurricane with some water in the potty. NOT WATER FROM THE POTTY. That room definitely needs all the good fragrance it can get.
And that is how I squeezed a little home decor from my almost-brown lilac blooms.
Hopefully I'll remember to start cutting them off earlier next spring!