Flower of the Week: Lilacs

Lilacs are one of the all time greatest flowers and luckily we are deep in the season. I picked up two lavender-hued bunches at the Farmers’ Market last weekend and they kept me feeling enchanted throughout the work week. I asked my friend Holly what makes lilacs so special in her professional opinion. I love her response: “Nostalgia, unparalleled fragrance, subtle unassuming form, variety, luck of the draw when you get it to bloom in LA, so seasonal, completely alters our methods when we arrange flowers…less cerebral and more visceral.”