My mother loved lilacs. But our climate is too mild for most standard varieties to bloom here. In the last decade or so, however, some low-chill varieties have become available. I bought the one pictured here for my mother a few years before her death. Fortunately, it bloomed in time for her to enjoy it. Afterwards, I dug it up and took it to our home in Carlsbad, and then again to take it here to the finca. It is a well traveled lilac. This year, for the first time at the finca, it has bloomed–just in time for her birthday, which would have been this past Wednesday.
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