I'm simply in love with lilacs. I love how they fill the air with the sweetest scent. I love how a vintage vase filled with their blooms can turn any home into a country retreat. I love how they remind me of my Grandmother and the hot May days we would spend making lilac necklaces together. If your feeling the love as much as I am, then consider a trip to the annual Lilac Festival of Rochester, NY, May 14-23. The host park has over 500 varieties of lilacs and 1200 bushes. That's 10 days of lilac bliss, and it's free.