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2022 is the year of the lilac


Lilacs evoke the sweet smell of spring. These shrubs were brought to this country in the 17-century called Blew (blue) Pipeflower, for its hollow stems and grown in English gardens according to In 1750 lilacs were the first shipments of plants sent to America to satisfy the memory of new settlers in their homes.

In 1852 a Frenchman called Victor Lemoine started breeding lilacs and flower petals went from four to eight petals in a dense cluster. This shrub was named “Azurea Plena” with a bluish-mauve color. He further crossed “Az...

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