Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lilac Festival, Rochester, New York

Rochester, New York is also know as The Flower City. Every year, in May, spring is welcomed with the Lilac Festival. In Rochester's Highland Park there are 1,200 bushes, displaying more than 500 different varieties of lilacs. The flowers range from pure white to deep purple and from lightly scented to extremely aromatic.

Since it had been a while since we had gone to the festival, on a beautiful spring afternoon, we decided to go. It is amazing to actually see all of these varieties. Besides the different colors and the different scents, there are other things that set the different varieties apart like small and large blossoms. Attending the Lilac Festival really gives one an education in lilacs.

Links: Official Lilac Festival site

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