This is all I got from two bushes this year. It seems a little early for them, too. So I cut what I had and brought them in. For what short time they last, I'll have a lilac-scented home.
It's an old-fashioned flower, lilacs. You don't see them much any more. But everyone had them when I was growing up. We always cut them to make bouquets for the graves on "Decoration" day which is Memorial Day. Tulips, too. And Peonies. Does anyone grow peonies any more? And gladiolas -- glads but we called them "flags", I don't know why.
My lilac bushes are old and should probably come out. I've cut them down many times, but they always come back. I won't take them out this year. Too many other things need doing more urgently.
Now the forsythia this year, they just outdid themselves. And I didn't even take a picture.