As I walk to my mailbox every day, I pass my lilac bushes.Â I planted them almost 12 years ago, shortly after we moved into our Highlands Ranch home.Â They were little shrubs then and have since grown much larger than I ever thought they would.Â
Year after year I have to say that I have really enjoyed the lilacs blooming days, generally around March.Â
This year however due to our extremely mild winter in the Denver area (until this week) I wondered how on earth they would survive.Â As temps soared near 70 degrees in January throughout metro Denver, I watched as buds began to appear.Â I am not certian if they are the leaf buds or the flower buds, I am not much of a gardener but I did know it was too early.Â And I knew that mild or not, this is Colorado and eventually winter would arrive.
And it did.Â Temps this week took a nose dive in Highlands Ranch and all over the Denver area.Â We had well over 24 hours below zero, Tuesday night at -20 degrees give or take a few depending on where it was measured.Â
I looked at the lilac bushes today.Â I have really no idea if they will survive.Â Only time will tell.
Steve Scheer, REALTORÂ®
Denver Realty Partners
385 Inverness Parkway #140
Englewood CO 80112
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