Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I'm doing a little happy dance right now!  Why?  Well, back in October, I saw that someone in Brooklyn was giving away their lilac bush that they had in their backyard.  They were re-landscaping their yard and did not want the lilac any longer.  I love, love, love lilacs, and so I convinced my husband into going with me to dig it up from their yard and re-locate the bush into our yard.  The process wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, here's the story about that how we got this lilac.  Seeing these buds on the lilac makes it all worthwhile!  I was so worried that the plant wouldn't survive the transplant.  We literally had to dig and pull it out of the ground, and it had well established roots, and we had to cut a lot of the roots to remove it.  It was backbreaking work, but seeing these buds makes me so very happy.
I spied a lot of new buds, and can't wait until it gets warmer to see how well it does.  I feel so ecstatic that we were able to rescue this plant. Now if I can only be patient enough to watch it bloom.  I am bad at waiting!


  1. I remember this adventure! Lilac trees are pretty hearty trees. They are my favorite spring flowering bush.

  2. Wonderful!!! Lilacs are awesome. I have two.

  3. I too am a huge fan of lilacs and it was one of the first thing I planted when we bought our home in 1998. Also planted two at the 'Little House in 2005 but they aren't doing so well.

    So good that you could save it..hope you will share photos when it blooms!

  4. I can't imagine not wanting a lilac. No matter how much re-landscaping I was doing, I would work around it. I Love, Love, Love lilacs. At our old house, we had an entire hedge of them, now, only one.
    Did you know that you can make a divine jelly out of lilac blossoms? Mmmm...
    And I can't imagine that those people have managed to eradicate it. Lilacs tend to come up from the roots so I'm guessing that they will have little lilacs popping up all over the place this spring.

  5. We've moved a huge tree in our yard, so I fully understand how hard it is.

    Glad it's doing well and that your hard work is going to pay off.

  6. That's so cool! I got some lilac cuttings that I planted last year - hope they survived the winter! Your lilac is lookin' good!

  7. Congrats! Can't wait to see the blooms!

  8. I'm jealous! I love lilacs... i guess who doesn't, right?

  9. We can't have enough lilacs!

    Meems, I wanted you to know the snow peas you gave me were planted and look like they are on steroids as the plants are now about 5 inches high. Beautiful specimen. :)

  10. Congrats! What a great steal. I love lilacs myself. Glad to see that it took to its now home.


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