We have a lilac in the garden.
We have had it for many years (over 50) and I cannot say that it is doing all that well. Either it is too old or we do not really take good care of it.
In any case though it produces a few branches with flowers every year.
I love its scent and have almost made it a synonym with Easter. Maybe because it is always in bloom around that time.
So when I went out shopping on friday I went to the farmer's market and there was a guy selling branches of lilac in bloom and bought a few to decorate the house.
I wanted the whole place to smell like lilac this easter.
Yesterday I found out that some strawberries I had bought were at their final days so I decided to turn them into jam. And then my eye happened to look at the Lilac in the garden.
I cut two of their blooming branches and dropped the flowers along with the strawberries in the pot... They sure gave their scent to to the Jam... Not sure if it is as nice a combination as this Chamomile and Strawberry jam is but it sure is interesting.
Give it a try!!