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uaskigyrl

Urban gardener, amateur cook, lover of life, suffering from a severe case of wanderlust. Zone 7. Follow my Shenanigans at www.thekitchencoven.com

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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uaskigyrl

My lilac bush is a-blooming! I have twice as many blooms as last year! #urbangardening #lilac #lilacbush #urbangardener #urbangarden

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bpetty55

Soooo pretty

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lesliecole49

Mine is just barely getting buds right now. Cold weather retardation I think

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kimguy

💜👃💜👃💜👃💜 @uaskigyrl

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uaskigyrl

@lesliecole49 mine bloomed much later than last year!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

You all can't even begin to understand how ecstatic I am about these blooms. When I moved in 3 years ago, I didn't know what this bush was so I cut it down (OOPS!). Then when it started growing back someone asked me why I cut it down cuz it was a lilac bush. So I let it grow back. This is the first year it has really bloomed. They are few & far between & kind of small but I'm thoroughly enjoying them...now that I know what they are! Haha

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aes239

One of my favorites 😀 but mine don't even have buds on them yet!

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uaskigyrl

The microecosystem in my back yard is much warmer than the normal temps. I would day my back is more of a zone 8 than zone 7. My cherry tree bloomed almost a full month early!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

Like, 99.9% of the buds on this lilac bloom opened today. I wish you could smell this! #lilacs #smellovision

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columbiariver

I wish we could too! It's gorgeous Jessica

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uaskigyrl

@columbiariver thank you! They are so prefect they almost look like paste flowers for baking decorations 😂

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columbiariver

You can because you have nice lilacs too Leslie. @lesliecole49

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franshinegee

So pretty!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

When you wake up early just to cut your first lilac bloom of the season it must be #mondaymotivation... #lilacs #lilacblooms 😍😍😍

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

Early lilac blooms :)

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lesliecole49

Mine bloomed early too

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uaskigyrl

It's the crazy weather @lesliecole49 🤔😭

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lesliecole49

It's got to be, but boy, they still smell wonderful

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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uaskigyrl

Buds on the lilac! #gardening #gardeninglife #gardensurprises

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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uaskigyrl

I have this bush type plant that gets flowers in the spring. I also don't think it's getting enough sun... #plantid

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KariSamuel

That looks like a lilac. Dappled share works.

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uaskigyrl

@KariSamuel thank you! I just looked it up & those are the flowers that bloom! Question: i really don't think it's getting enough sun, can they be moved?

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uaskigyrl

@KariSamuel nevermind, you said dappled shade is ok...how do I make it bloom more then? Feed, maybe?

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KariSamuel

@uaskigyrl - that looks quite large, to even attempt to move! If there is a tree or something blocking more sun.... but otherwise, it may have been planted in the wrong place from the start? @mikethegardener @MelanieAt @jamesshobbs

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uaskigyrl

Waaaah :(

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uaskigyrl

@KariSamuel i guess I'll just have a green bush & no flowers then. Lol. I tried cutting it down when i first moved in & it grew right back like i never did anything! Lol

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mikethegardener

@uaskigyrl Lilacs need time to grow before they begin to flower. Most plants start blooming after three or four years but some may take as long as six or seven. How long have you had this?

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uaskigyrl

@mikethegardener i bought the house 3 years ago & inherited the plant with the place haha. I don't know how old it is :'-( I do get some blooms in the spring.

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FaithHC

Just baby it. It's definitely worth it. I love lilacs but unfortunately I don't think they grow here. I've never seen any in this north Texas town. Where I'm from in New Mexico there was one on almost every property I lived in.

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MelanieAt

Is there anything at its feet that would interfere with it getting enough water or nutrients?

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uaskigyrl

@MelanieAt not at all...

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