Thursday, September 19, 2019

Did You Know

Did you know lilac bushes can live for hundreds of years and were in both George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's gardens?
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38 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to Stephanie.
    How I wish that lilacs DID live for hundreds of years in my garden. It would be an amazing memorial.

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    1. You and me both, EC:) Unfortunately, they aren't big fans of hot weather.

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  2. Happy birthday, Stephanie. I hope your day is amazing.

    No, I had no idea lilacs live that long. I moved one and it lived, but the next door neighbor who thought or decided it was on his property snuffed out its life. To this day, I miss the wonderful scent it gave off in spring each year.

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    1. Bad neighbor. Bad.
      I miss their scent too, Elizabeth. It's one of my favorites.

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  3. I suppose they can live for years just like any other trees. Happy Birthday Stephanie! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. I didn't know that Sandra, thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday to Stephanie.

    Yvonne.

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  5. Ooh, fascinating. Had no idea they could live for hundreds of years like that!

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  6. Sure put humans to shame with lifespan.

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  7. I had no idea that this beautiful flowering bush could live that long. I love this flower and the smell. A happy birthday to Stephanie!!

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    1. I do too, Birgit. Lilacs are my very favorite. When I lived in the Midwest, I had one outside my bedroom window. When the scent wafted in, it was glorious.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Stephanie 🎂🎁🎈 I had no idea lilacs could live that long. I love them, but they aggravate the hay fever.

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    1. Oh no. They give you hay fever? That's sick and wrong.

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  9. Wow, bushes can live a long time! Amazing.
    And Happy Birthday to Stephanie.

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  10. I love lilac bushes. My parents had a big, beautiful one in their front yard. I wish I'd had gotten a start before the house was sold.

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    1. I do too, Lizabeth. A cutting would have been wonderful.

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  11. Aww, thank you for the birthday wishes!!! Sounds like I need to plant some lilacs...as long as they can survive me forgetting to water them...

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    1. Lilacs are sturdy. I think they'd do just fine as long as they didn't get too hot.
      Hope your bday has been wondrous.
      Hugs

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  12. I did not know that at all! A plant I might not kill! And a sweet one, too!

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    1. I bet lilacs would do well in your area, Jeanie.

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  13. honestly ? !! this is really neat; the lilac and the redwood !! ☺☺♥♥

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  14. So trippy about long lived plants! Happy birthday Stephanie!

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  15. What else don't I know, Sandra? Hmm??

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  16. Our lilac bush on the farm was huge and grew every year. My brm was upstairs and the lilac scent was amazing. Its tallest branches almost reached my window.

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  17. That is cool! Happy Birthday Stephanie! Big Hugs Sandra!

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  18. I didn't know that about lilac bushes, they are a lovely flower.
    Happy birthday to Stephanie.

    All the best Jan

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