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A little taste of spring

Posted by lilosophie none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 10:06

Too bad I am not able to transmit the aroma, but sending you a bouquet. All you folks East of me, it will come your way, patience :)


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RE: A little taste of spring

I can smell them. I can hardly wait until ours bloom.


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Wish I could smell them instead of sewage.
Had a midnight party. Husband got me out of bed, toilet had flowed over. Cleaned up, trip per foot at 1 AM to Walmart to get auger and new plunger. Gave up after water came through downstairs ceiling. Called plummer in the morning. Took 4 calls until somebody said he would come. What a mess, but he was very nice and cleaned up after himself and washed the floor and wiped down the ceiling downstairs.


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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 19:21

Lilo, thanks for the lovely picture; they're lilacs, aren't they?

Anneliese, you have my sympathy; overflowing toilets are awful at any time, but the awfulness is compounded in the middle of the night.


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Nice flowers, but what are they?
anneliese, oh what a night you had, such a bummer.
Glad you were able to get the problem fixed.
. We also have an auger and plunger handy, because sh@@t happens, and it has happened.
When I need a "fresh" scent in the house, I use
Eucalyptus leaves, dried or fresh.


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WG, here they are "on the hoof" so to speak, Lilacs


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Beautiful plant.


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Thanks for the info and additional photo, lilo.
I looked up "lilac" on the National Garden Asso. and came away with two possible plants for my hardiness zone of 8b.

Syringa laciniata
Syringa meyeri

What zone are you?


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WG - I am in the twilight zone: Summer - no rain at all, days 90 - 100º nights fifties, sometimes colder
Winter - days when sunny about fifties, sixties - nights when clear in the twenties or lower.
I am in Sunset 14, which is more accurate than the USDA zone, but have a micro-climate within that zone
All I know I could not grow lilac in Southern California, they grow but don't bloom, they need some winter-chill for that.


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lol at the " twilight zone". Looks like some of us can identify with that this year.
I'd like to have a lilac bush, but I'm not sure it would do well here in the valley.
Thanks for sharing yours.


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Across the street is a lilac bush which blooms almost every year; mine, bought at the same time and the same nursery did not thrive, Difference, she has morning sun and I have noon to evening sun.


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