Growing up in upstate New York one of the surest signs of spring was the lilacs blooming. Rochester even has a festival celebrating lilacs (http://www.lilacfestival.com/) but it won’t start until the 2nd week of May. Here in Virginia there are so many spring flowers. In March we had daffodiles and the earliest flowering trees. Now those are gone and the azaleas are starting to bloom. The red bud trees flower all over in the woods but will soon be gone. It was nice to run into a couple of lilac bushes on my walk at lunch today. I’ll have to see if I can figure out where to plant one.