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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Mar 7, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation')

'Lilac Sensation' is a nice addition to garden landscapes. Its coloring is somewhat 'mauve-pink-purple' with a white margin around each bloom floret. Nothing says Spring like lilacs and their fragrance. Photo to follow.

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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Mar 7, 2019 6:11 PM CST
Oh Leon I LOVE your banner!! Our area isn't great for lilacs (think it doesn't get cold enough?) but I do have seven Miss Kim lilacs. Planted two, they did well, so I picked up some more. Just love them. Lovey dubby
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plantmanager
Mar 7, 2019 6:13 PM CST
I've never grown them, but do love them. It makes a great banner!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Mar 7, 2019 6:20 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leon!
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Frenchy21
Mar 7, 2019 6:58 PM CST
Love the lilacs, Leon! Lovey dubby Great springtime banner!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Mar 7, 2019 7:25 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Pictures; The shrub grows behind the house just off the back porch.
This is the photo the banner was taken from.
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This one is just a little closer look to see the white rim around each floret.
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This one has some morning sunlight.
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I think the fragrance is what sold us on lilacs. And yes they do love cold winters, at least ours seem to.
We have seven or eight plus the Korean "Miss Kim" which has a 'sweet, honey' aroma. Another plus is
they are so easy to grow and maintain.
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Mar 7, 2019 7:46 PM CST
Beautiful banner, Leon. I felt tempted to approximate my nose to the image, to inhale their fragrance!
Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Mar 7, 2019 8:51 PM CST
Great looking banner, and shrub! Sensation is well named. I think I'll have to hunt one down and find room. Plus, as a clergyman, I do see the connection with this new season of Lent. The color is right and the cross pattern seems right obvious to me. Appreciating it on lots of levels. Pity the scent doesn't carry through. Smiling

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Fleur569
Mar 7, 2019 9:28 PM CST
Leon, how nice to have your wonderful banner contribution together with all the prolific description and wisdom you usually share here. Please continue inspiring and motivating such positive love of Nature from your experiences.
Love lilacs.
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Mar 7, 2019 10:01 PM CST
Such a welcome sight while there's still some snow around. Beautiful banner, Leon, and great photos.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 7, 2019 11:35 PM CST
Leon,

Wonderful and beautiful. Love the banner and love all your great pics. Thumbs up Thumbs up

First day of spring is less than 2 weeks away (March 20) and your banner is perfect and "says" spring.
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Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
Mar 8, 2019 3:58 AM CST
Beautiful banner, oh the memories of the smell!!!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Mar 8, 2019 6:54 AM CST
Ursula; I know what you mean to try experiencing the fragrance. Hilarious!

Sean; Very well stated. Thumbs up

Fleur; You are so kind and thoughtful with generous words! Thumbs up

pirl; Thanks; within a few weeks they will be budding out. Our snow is melting away. Crossing Fingers!

Marilyn; Thank You! Fingers crossed for warmer weather. Crossing Fingers!

Carla; "oh the memories of the smell": How very true. Lilacs & fragrance go together! Smiling

I feel we all need a good dose of spring weather complete with sunshine & warmth!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Mar 8, 2019 7:39 AM CST
Leon an absolute beauty of a banner! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Legalily
Mar 8, 2019 9:53 AM CST
Beautiful banner and one of my favorite lilacs in my garden Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Mar 8, 2019 11:45 AM CST
Beautiful banner, Leon. I can't wait for my lilacs to start blooming.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Mar 9, 2019 7:44 AM CST
Thanks everyone for your comments, thumbs, acorns; and most importantly your interest and participation in this forum. Those are the the things which make it all worthwhile! You are very much appreciated as a part of it; and you are like lilac fragrance in my thoughts! Specifically;

Barbara
bumplbea
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Marilyn
Mutisia
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