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May 27, 2011
The heavenly scents of spring lilacs are invading the living room. The two small Korean lilac plants we bought two years ago have grown spectacularly, and they are profuse bloomers. The flowers are rather pale lilac in color, but the scent is very strong. With the porch and living room windows finally open, just sitting on the couch you cannot help but be overwhelmed by that delicate, haunting scent. Especially when combined with the sugared lemon perfume of the iris salvaged from the back at least one stalk of the yellow breaks every year from the weight of the blossoms.