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May 4, 2011
I saw the redbud on the drive today. The thin stalks of shocking pink, the buds so close to the branches that the branches themselves are outlined. It is the real sign of spring. Well, that and my lilac out back that is in bud. I havenít looked at my garden in the last few days, it does appear that despite the late start and continued cool weather that the lilacs will be blooming for Motherís day, mid-May. The plants should go out on the porch this weekend, spend a week or so acclimating before finding their summer homes outdoors.