We had two large lilac trees beside our house, in Petrolia, when I was young. We would pick the flowers to enjoy inside, as well. What a beautiful flower; what an amazing scent.
Lilac Lilacs are among the most recognizable spring flowering shrubs. If you miss their large cone-shaped flower trusses, you can't avoid their intense fragrance. Lilacs are durable and able to put up with most any growing conditions except shade.
Lilac tree, I just planted these to line both sides of our long driveway. Fingers crossed it works! - My Cool Garden