Every spring I look all over for lilac to purchase and living here in Encinitas they are hard to find. Last night I was walking thru Home Depot picking up some items for our school's campus beautification project and I smelled the most amazing smell, it reminded me of summer nights in Maine. . . yup it was the yummy smell of lilacs. I was so excited I started yelling and getting all excited, they only had 2 bunches and they were not cheap but I bought them anyways. This morning when I woke up my house had the best smell radiating through it. OHHH if only I could grow them here.