I have decided that I don't have a "favorite" plant. I love whatever is blooming at the time.
However, I do have a particular fondness for certain ones at certain times.
In the spring, I adore the first tulips that show their colors. In later spring, I get excited when my Rhodies bloom. In summer, I dance a jig when my Lillies perform, and later in the summer, I always stop and admire the Hydrangea and marvel at the abundance of color emerging in my flowerbeds.
However, I will admit there is one flower that always has me anticipating its arrival, so maybe it is close to being as much a favorite as any of them.
That old saying, "Stop and smell the roses." It should be changed. Most of those fancy roses don't have any scent. I've never met a lilac I didn't like to smell....
So, sometimes on a busy spring day when life is at its most hectic.....Stop and Smell the Lilacs.