Lilacs are still out on Mackinac Island!

Mackinac Island, photo by Gary Ennis While lilacs have faded in much of Michigan, they’re still going strong on Mackinac Island as we head into the final weekend of the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. The Northern Express’s writeup on the Lilac Festival says in part: There are over 100 varieties of lilac on the … Continue reading Lilacs are still out on Mackinac Island!

Sunshine, blue sky & lilacs for Michigan moms!

Walking on Sunshine, photo by Sue Fraser Sue shared this with wishes of “blue skies & sunshine” back in 2007, and I’d like to join her in wishing all of Michigan’s marvelous moms a very Happy Mothers Day! View Sue’s photo bigger and see more in her slideshow. PS: To all you moms not of … Continue reading Sunshine, blue sky & lilacs for Michigan moms!

Lilac Island: Mackinac Island’s Lilacs & Lilac Festival

Fort Mackinac & Lilacs, photo by Steven Blair The 66th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts tomorrow and runs through June 14th. It celebrates the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs (many from the Colonial era) and equestrian culture and is one of the Island’s biggest attractions. Apparently it’s “Lissa Edwards Goes to Mackinac Week” on Michigan in Pictures as I turn again to one … Continue reading Lilac Island: Mackinac Island’s Lilacs & Lilac Festival

Lilacs on Mackinac … and lilacs in your garden

Lilacs on Mackinac Island, photo by Steven Blair While lilacs are starting to wind down around the state, they’re just getting going on Mackinac Island. The annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival started last weekend and continues through Sunday, June 15th. Here’s a few tips courtesy the Lilac Festival and Jeff Young, Lilac Curator at the … Continue reading Lilacs on Mackinac … and lilacs in your garden

Lilac Time in Michigan

lilac after morning rain, photo by grdadof6. I don’t know if there’s anything that says to me more that spring has well and truly sprung than the appearance of lilacs. Although they are still a week or so away here in northern Michigan and further off in the UP and on Mackinac Island (home of … Continue reading Lilac Time in Michigan

Lilacs and the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

lilacs 2008 05-10 03, photo by Ray-48. Wikipedia says that Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of deciduous shrubs or small trees in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to Europe and Asia. Although lilacs in Michigan typically bloom in mid to late May in most locations, it’s not until June that Mackinac … Continue reading Lilacs and the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival