Lilacs don't grow in coastal Georgia, no, let me rephrase that. Lilacs don't bloom in coastal Georgia. I've had a lilac, a plant I adore, here in my garden for about 7 years, but it doesn't bloom, it just grows. I smile at it, talk to it, tell it how pretty it would be if it bloomed, but it just stays a leafy green. That is until this week. For some reason, known only to the lilac, it decided that though it shouldn't, and all the books say it won't, in the middle of October my lilac has sent forth a tiny bloom. Not very big, rather an odd color, but very lilac in smell, I'm pleased.