Even when its cold and dark the site of a plant or tree with buds on gives us hope that it will be spring soon.When the bulbs start to flourish in the cold soil and when these Lilac tree buds will burst into leaf. The Lilac tree has the biggest pot I have ever bought to accomodate the big root ball.It is a healthy six feet tall and is festooned in these tight buds. I hope it will flower this year so I can stand and smell the Lilac flowers.My Nans sister has a Lilac in her garden and I used to stand in front of it. When I move to a house with a bigger garden the Lilac will come with me and be dug into the ground.I did not want to plant it here and then have to disturb the roots when i moved again. The thought of Lilac trees is nice when its freezing outside like it is today.I have a few days off after today to get back into the garden to photograph whats growing..