LILACS - In San Francisco!!!
As I'm here, FYI.
I miss the smell of Lilacs that grew in our garden in England. Last year I tried an experiment. I purchased a Syringa Bloomerang from White Flower Farm. I was disappointed when I opened the box to find what looked like a bunch of dead twigs. To cut a long story short, I potted it and it limped along all year, a few green leaves and a couple of tiny flowers. I essentially left it alone all winter. A few weeks ago it suddenly sprang to life. It is now about 12" tall, bushy and covered with new green leaves. Maybe I'll have Tomatoes and Lilac this year !!.