Another of my spring favorites is in bloom — lilacs. We have several bushes in a row, planted only a few years, and this year they are outdoing any other flowering they’ve had. Conditions seem to be “perfect” this year for the growth of many spring favorites.
With every leaf a miracle . . . and from this bush in the door-yard, With delicate-colour’d blossoms, and heart-shaped leaves of rich green A sprig with its flower, I break. – Walt Whitman,
When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom’d (III, Leaves of Grass)
Quote source: HERE