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In the City and Denver Suburbs - Steve Scheer - 720-849-6101

By Steve Scheer | Agent in Highlands Ranch, CO

Living in Highlands Ranch: This Weather Can Be A Shock To Your Yard

As I walk to my mailbox every day, I pass my lilac bushes.  I planted them almost 12 years ago, shortly after we moved into our Highlands Ranch lilac bushhome.  They were little shrubs then and have since grown much larger than I ever thought they would. 

Year after year I have to say that I have really enjoyed the lilacs blooming days, generally around March. 

This year however due to our extremely mild winter in the Denver area (until this week) I wondered how on earth they would survive.  As temps soared near 70 degrees in January throughout metro Denver, I watched as buds began to appear.  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.  And I knew that mild or not, this is Colorado and eventually winter would arrive.

And it did.  Temps this week took a nose dive in Highlands Ranch and all over the Denver area.  We had well over 24 hours below zero, Tuesday night at -20 degrees give or take a few depending on where it was measured. 

I looked at the lilac bushes today.  I have really no idea if they will survive.  Only time will tell.


Steve Scheer, REALTOR®
Denver Realty Partners

385 Inverness Parkway #140
Englewood CO 80112

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