One of my favorite early summer flowers - California Lilacs - Ceanothus
The descriptions given say it loves hot weather and doesn't like rain - but it grows everywhere in NW WA - big, wonderfully scented bushes.
The flowers are a bit smaller than a regular lilac - but the scent is magnificent.
They bloom after the regular lilacs are finished blooming - and the flowers last longer
Pass by on a warm summer day and you think you are in heaven!