Lilacs - A Fortnight of Fragrance on Mackinac Island

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by Sue Allen with Jeff Young

During the lilac time in June, a fragrant canopy of color rises as high as 18 feet on the oldest lilacs on Mackinac Island.  Horticulturists claim there is nowhere else on the planet where you can find lilacs with such impressive architecture.  LILACS - A Fortnight of Fragrance on Mackinac Island, takes readers on a photographic tour of the iconic blooms unfolding all over the island, from quaint little lanes to sunny Marquette Park to a huge hedge on British Landing.

Authors Sue Allen and Jeff Young tell of the times when lilacs where first planted, why they thrive on the island and how the centuries old lilacs are interwoven with history and horses in Mackinac's fabric.  LILACS is a keepsake for anyone with a passion for lilacs, the island, or simply an interest in gardening.  Proceeds from this book will support a preservation fund to protect and care for Mackinac's lilacs for generations to come.