Ooh la la lilac….

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In the continuing saga My Air Smells Better Than Yours, Neener Neener, I bring you…. lilacs.

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I will forever be grateful to the previous owner of our house for planting lilac bushes 40 odd years ago.

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Lilacs are slow growers and take a long time to come into maturity.

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But when you have some that reach the height of your roof?

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Life is good.

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And it smells even better.

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22 thoughts on “Ooh la la lilac….”

    1. Roses are a lot of work, at least up here. And I didn’t think lilacs would grow down south, too hot and dry. Honeysuckle are lovely, just be careful to plant them somewhere you don’t mind them taking over. Fences are perfect.

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      1. Lilacs shouldn’t grow down here. But my mom has a very green thumb, she can make anything grow. Those lilac trees were given to her on her tenth wedding anniversary, so they’ve survived for 43 years and the blooms just get bigger and sweeter. I wish I had her green thumb, she also has four fig trees that give so much fruit, I freeze tons of them and use them throughout the year.

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      2. Well remember, I live in the far south west, not the Deep South. And where my parents live they have irrigation rights because of where they built their house. So there is an abundance of irrigation water for all my moms greenery in her yards. Which is probably why everything she plants thrives.

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  1. Every time I look at a Queen Myrtle Crepe tree with all its beautiful blue-purple blossoms I get mad at Mother Nature!!! (But don’t tell her!) Why didn’t she give them an aroma?!?!?!? Why did she have to give it all to the lilacs?!?? ARGH!!

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  2. My lavender ones are dying off. I don’t recall if my white ones bloomed last year. My other big purple one is dying too. I have no idea what is going on.

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      1. Something went thru mine like a straight line wind or mini tornado. Just twisted and ripped them up. I need to cut them all to the ground and start over.

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