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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lilacs and Their Origins, "When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed . . ."


See below the excerpt from a great Atlas Obscura story:
What started as one French horticulturist's escape from the dreariness and destruction of the Franco-Prussian War soon blossomed into a full-scale floral revolution.
Hydrangeas, geraniums, lilacs—the varieties of flowers in the modern garden are nearly endless, but it’s hard to imagine where bloom lovers everywhere would be without the singular contributions of 19th-century hybridizer Victor Lemoine.
Lemoine, with the help of his wife, son, and grandson, is responsible for introducing the world to more than 200 varieties of lilacs, the popular ornamental flower known for its sweet fragrance, among countless other flower varieties. He’s considered a horticultural hero.

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