Watching the Lilac Buds

I have been watching the buds on the lilac bush.

Buds on my lilac April 6 2012

This was April 06, 2012

Lilac Bud April 29

Twenty- three days later on April 29.  Spring is sure slow.  I hope there is a flower under there.

Remember if you want to trim/prune your lilacs  do so shortly after they bloom before they set up their flower buds for next year.  If you wait too long to prune, they will have set up their buds, you will cut them off and have no flowers next year:(

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One Response to Watching the Lilac Buds

  1. This post triggers many childhood memories. Few other bushes have such plump and hardy buds. Good for investigating fingers of kids and learning about the evolution of those exquisite blossoms.