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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
May 7, 2010 5:01 PM CST
Was out with bronchitis for a month and now crazy busy
hatching out goslings and ducklings.
Roses have yet to be trimmed, weeds up the ying-yang
but rose buds are appearing and its so exciting!
More of my shrub roses are maturing and getting huge.
Can't wait for June!
Lilacs are blooming now.
I think they smell like heaven! Smiling

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 7, 2010 7:08 PM CST

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Well, we missed you too. Beautiful lilacs!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 8, 2010 10:31 AM CST

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Love how you grouped them together, must smell divine!
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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
May 8, 2010 11:24 AM CST
Yes the Lilacs smell awesome!
So... today hubby and I went to Home Depot for
some remodeling supplies and of course I HAD
to look in the garden center.
Well there were these potted Hybrid Tea roses
from "Blank & Blank" that caused me to become
completely brain dead and forced me put them in my cart.
One would think as I walked through the store
looking for wallpaper sizing and paint brushes
that i would come to my senses and put them back before
checking out but but noooo...Heirloom kept wafting its intoxicating
scent up my nostrils as I walked through the store.
I kept getting blast after blast of its heady fragrance.
I said to my husband "my gooosh...can you smell THAT??!!"
and he just looks at me with the familar...well its Spring and you're
gonna do what you're gonna do no matter how many times you've told yourself "I'll never do that again."
I feel like such a roseaholic.
Well I have to kill a few roses every year or I wouldn't feel normal.

Fresh from Home Depot...
Heirloom, Blue Girl & Iceberg.

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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 9, 2010 6:20 PM CST
I know the feeling and the LOOK there beautiful !!!!
Gloria
Name: steph mueller
san diego
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stephgem
May 10, 2010 4:22 PM CST
Wow I havnt smelled lilacs in years.
*****huggs******
steph
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
May 10, 2010 9:21 PM CST
You can always try to root them, just in case....

Your lilacs are beautiful. I have two baby ones in pots, not old enough to bloom, yet. I love lilacs in the spring. At least the neighbor grows them and the scent wafts in the window, combined with my honeysuckle.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
May 11, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Yah, me and Hybrid Teas... don't get along.
Maybe I will try planting them by the house and
pampering them a bit and see what happens.

Speaking of Lilacs I just bought these new ones that bloom
thoughout the summer months. Can't wait to see if they really do.
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Name: Terri Dunning
NE TX, zone 8a
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emoryterri
May 11, 2010 8:52 AM CST
Glad you are feeling better, Cottage_Rose!
Terri
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
May 11, 2010 9:54 AM CST
Thanks Terri!
I hate being grounded.
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 11, 2010 5:30 PM CST
YAAA I found my Sheilas Perfume again today Hurray! I'v been looking for about 3 years I drount the last one so this one will live on higher ground !!
Gloria
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
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rannveig
May 13, 2010 5:42 AM CST
CR - your lilacs are so pretty - I just love the color combination Thumbs up The HT's are beautiful .... I'd fall for them too ;-)
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
May 13, 2010 9:13 AM CST
Now if we'd just get some warm weather.
I have tomatoes and basil hiding out in my kitchen and
I sooo need to get some sun on my back and dirt under my finger nails.
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Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
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rannveig
May 13, 2010 9:31 AM CST
It's 50°F here today with a cold breeze blowing although sunny ..... I bet you're warmer ;-)
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
May 13, 2010 9:35 AM CST
Nope...our day time highs have only been in the 50's, plus very windy.
So sick of it!
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Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
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rannveig
May 13, 2010 9:59 AM CST
Wow, I can imagine .... must be abnormally cool for your area?
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
May 13, 2010 8:43 PM CST
Not really.
Our last frost date is May 15th but traditionally we don't set out tender plants until May 30th.
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Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
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rannveig
May 14, 2010 5:17 AM CST
That's pretty similar to here ... we wait until the first week in June or so.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
May 14, 2010 5:42 AM CST
What zone are you?
I'm Z5
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Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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rannveig
May 14, 2010 8:52 AM CST
about Z5 .... the climate here doesn't fit the zone system, our winters are milder (around z7) but our summers are very cool (around z3)

I wrote an article about the climate here: http://cubits.org/icelandgardening/articles/view/67/

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