The "Miss Kim" lilac is a dwarf lilac. It grows slower than most lilacs and keeps a neater more rounded shape, even without pruning. After thirteen years, it is nearly six feet tall, which is about it ultimate height.
"Miss Kim" blooms later than most lilacs. I love that weeks after my other lilacs have quit blooming, "Miss Kim" opens up her fragrant blooms. With the bedroom windows open, I can smell it indoors.
And since my birthday is mid-May, nearly every year it blooms on my birthday, reminding me of Ed's gift those years ago.
Almost every year I try to get a photo with the children in front of the lilac. Today I scrounged through the photo files. It was fun to see the growth of both the lilac bush and my children.
We just won't mention what the years have done to me.
And this year, 2015.