I have seen lilacs here in Oklahoma. In fact, I took this photograph in town. But I have had no luck out here on the farm.
I planted shoots from Dad’s bushes and tried to help them get established. One year there were white and a deep purple spray on the same bush. Not the right soil, I guess. It leafed out nicely every year and it strained to produce some blossoms, but we were disappointed.
sister Frances would be in allergic reaction. What is that called? Highly allergic to lilac, but aren't they soooooo pretty?