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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 14, 2016 6:01 PM CST
My lilacs this year look wonderful!

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CindiKS
Feb 14, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Are your lilacs blooming already? Mine are tightly budded, but that's all. Your weather has been crazy this winter.
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Catmint20906
Feb 14, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Beautiful!! Hurray!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 14, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Lovely....I wish I could smell them....
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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Feb 15, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Beautiful! I'm imagining the fragrance. Wish I could grow them here. Sighing!

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Fleur569
Feb 15, 2016 10:19 AM CST
I think this is a most perfumed banner ever displayed. I too, can smell the lilacs. Beautiful Skiekitty!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 15, 2016 11:13 AM CST
I love lilacs and their fragrance, Lovey dubby I haven't grown them for years. Sad

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UndertheSun
Feb 15, 2016 12:30 PM CST
I can smell your banner from here. I can't wait for mine to bloom!
Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Feb 15, 2016 12:49 PM CST
@UndertheSun Hello Rob, which lilac do you grow in your zone? I'm also 9b in Phoenix. Just wondering. Thanks!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 15, 2016 1:50 PM CST
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush*

This is actually from the blooming season last year.. Looks like 4/15/15 is when I took that picture. This is of a "common purple" lilac that's probably.. oh.. 30? 35? years old. He's a HUGE bush that I really really need to trim down, but I've just be so lazy.. he's in the corner of my front yard. The fence is a 6' privacy fence that he peeks over.





No where near blooming time yet. Probably not for another month & half. Should get a good season this year w/all the snow we had earlier. You definitely need to winterwater these badboys if you want good blooms in the spring. But I neglect this plant so horribly.. I never water/feed it.. he sits in some of the worst soil on the planet, he's got riverrock underneath him and ever year, I get tons & tons of blooms. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Feb 15, 2016 4:16 PM CST
Love the Lilac, Toni! Lovey dubby
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 15, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Nice banner, Toni! And like several said, you can just about smell that photo! Yum! We have one next to the front door that has the really deep purple blooms. Some times I open the door just to take a sniff! Smiling
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Feb 15, 2016 5:21 PM CST
I don't think I've ever seen so many blooms on a lilac! That looks like a very happy lilac, not a neglected one. Maybe I need to start dumping bad soil around mine. Sticking tongue out
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UndertheSun
Feb 15, 2016 5:21 PM CST
Azgarden said:@UndertheSun Hello Rob, which lilac do you grow in your zone? I'm also 9b in Phoenix. Just wondering. Thanks!

Hi Mary,

I have no idea which one it is, but it's purple and I love it. The drought over the last couple of years has taken it's toll it (and several other plants and trees).

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UndertheSun
Feb 15, 2016 5:22 PM CST
What ever it is you're doing, or not doing Toni...keep it up, it's gorgeous!

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