May 4, 2011

Lilac Standard

I have had this meyeri lilac topiary standard for sixteen years!
It has moved with me from Cleveland, Ohio to Leesburg, Virginia and now Upperville.

I look forward to the beautiful, fragrant flowers every spring.

I planted four more in the future knot garden in front of our design studio.

Welcome to Matthews House and Garden blog.
We're excited to share all of the beautiful things we love with you.


  1. Wow! Your lilac topiaries are exquisite! I adore your new blog can't wait to see what's next! Best wishes!

  2. Welcome to blogging! I'm so excited I'm going to have another wonderful blog too read. It looks beautiful. Love your lilac too - our bush only bloomed for 2 weeks this year but it did smell wonderful.

  3. I just found your blog. It is a beautiful place to visit. I am a new follower now. Check out my blog when you have a moment.

  4. Hello,

    Welcome to blogging! Your garden is just beautiful.
    I'm happy to see this new blog.

    Greetings from Belgium

  5. wanda!!! it looks soooo pretty....i need to come out and see you! i am so excited about you blogging...i am right behind you:)

  6. Thanks everybody I'm nervous but excited! My kids are in shock! I hope I can keep up. Life is very busy. Thanks Holly!

  7. The blog looks wonderful! Congratulations on the Washington Post story as well. I know my family cannot wait to come in and visit in June.

  8. Ahhhhhhhhh That about sums it up!!! Not to mention beautiful, peaceful, dreamy, fabulous....
    I love it!!!

  9. Thanks everybody for all of your kind comments!

  10. This is a truly amazing set up you have to your garden. I love the contrast of the modern look that you get with the Edmonton concrete juxtaposed against the country look of the flowers. It's an interesting combination that makes it easy to appreciate the scene as a whole. Well done!

  11. Excellent work done,I must its my first visit to your blog i can just say awesome work.


  12. I just found your blog when I googled 'lilac standards' ~ I'm so glad I did ~ your garden is GORGEOUS! Plus your lilac standards (especially the oldest one) are very inspiring. I'm so glad I purchased mine now tho I'm wishing I'd bought more than one! I'm sure I follow your beautiful boards on Pinterest but glad to know you have a blog too. I'm bookmarking it right now!


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