Last October, I wrote about how we rescued this lilac bush from an ad we saw on Freecycle. When we transplanted it, I was pretty worried about the trauma of digging it out of the ground and planting it in our yard. I thought it might be too much stress for the lilac bush since we had to cut off a lot of the roots to remove it out of the ground. It was so well established and the roots were really entrenched in the ground. Well, this plant truly bounced back this spring and started growing buds. And look at it now! It's blooming! I can't begin to tell you how incredibly happy I am that we were able to successfully rescue this plant! Look at this gorgeous bloom!