Oh, y’all, remind me that I need to take a picture of the bush I was able to determine was a lilac based on the arrival of the gift lilac from Liz. Because it has flowers! Mrs. Wigglebottom and I saw them when we were walking around this morning. I looked at her and said, “Is something stuck in the lilac bush?” and she looked at me and said, “I’m a dog, remember? I can’t say anything.” and we went over and looked and we have two clusters about to blossom.
Two whole clusters!
I laughed so hard when I saw that.
After the hacking Mom and I gave it last fall, to cut the dead stuff out, I felt like this was a sign from the plant–“I’m alive! I swear! Look! I can flower. Please, let me live.”
I am very charmed. And, I believe the lilac. It can flower and it will.
(Also, I got word from Beth that she has wisteria seeds for me. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. The only slight drawback is that I want to plant the wisteria where the peas are. But I’m willing to lose the peas to gain some wisteria. Though, who knows? Maybe this year they’ll both grow together okay.)