"when the lilacs and the apple and the cherry blossoms were out,"
Stockholm Lilac
Creative Commons AttributionStockholm Lilac - Credit: Marisa DeMeglio from NYC, USA
Apple Blossom
Public DomainApple Blossom - Credit: Rosser1954

 Lilacs are deciduous shrubs, they flower in spring and the flowers are usually a bright purple or lilac, though other colours like white, pale yellow and pink are found. In the language of flowers, lilacs symbolise love, apple blossom symbolises preference and in in Japan, cherry blossom symbolises the transcience of life.