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My lilacs are starting. I just LOVE flowers with strong fragrance.

 
Posts: 4513 | Location: zone 6b, Missouri | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love lilacs. Mine aren't ready yet. Only thing blooming at present is forsythia, virginia bluebells, primrose and bulbs.
 
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Oh, I'm jealous! I want to smell it! I love lilacs and can't grow most of them down here.
But I just got one I'm going to try that is "supposed" to grow in my zone.


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Posts: 4836 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Beautiful picture! I can almost smell them!
 
Posts: 10422 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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How beautiful.......mine has been blooming for a couple of weeks now...I hate to see them go. A few stems on the counter will perfume the entire kitchen. Love 'em.


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Posts: 3569 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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OH what a pretty pic and I can smell them too. They are blooming in our area to. I don't have one YET!! Sure want one tho.


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Posts: 1623 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm loving your picture.
 
Posts: 4904 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Beautiful! I can almost smell them. Mine are just beginning to show signs of life. I'm afraid there will be a lot of branches that are dead. It was a hard winter.
 
Posts: 155 | Location: Illinois 5a | Registered: Mar 24, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wonderful. I love plants with scents.
 
Posts: 15314 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't know that I have seen ANY lilacs around here...I'd have one if I had seen them for sale. Very pretty!


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Posts: 7511 | Location: Highland, CA Zone 9b  | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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KG, the range is zones 3 to 7. They need a cold period in order to bloom.
You shouldn't feel deprived, though. To be honest, the shrub is unremarkably attractive when it's not in bloom. And there are so many things you southern/western girls can grow that I can't!

One of the other things (besides heavenly fragrance) that makes me happy about my shrub is that it was started from sprouts off a favorite late aunt's established plant. Of course, I can't help but remember her each spring at lilac time.
 
Posts: 4513 | Location: zone 6b, Missouri | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So beautiful Nettie!


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Originally posted by KG in CA:
I don't know that I have seen ANY lilacs around here...I'd have one if I had seen them for sale. Very pretty!


KG, there are some in a few catalogs that "claim" to be able to grow down into zone 8b...I have one in a pot right now...we shall see! I've tried others that didn't make it through out heat down here.


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