Yes, they are tall and spindly. They were in a different spot. I transplanted them to this new spot last year. Actually, they are doing well. The picture is dark so you can't see the new buds. I think they will reach for the sun even in this new spot because it is shaded north exposure, and they are inside the row of arborvitaes. The arborvitaes are a privacy screen. They liliacs are adding some color. I expect that they will lean left (east) and grow tall as they mature. I will get a better picture of them when they are in full bloom in May. It isn't an ideal spot for the lilacs but I think it will work. The lilacs are just sprouts from my big tree. No money spent, just some time and labor.
ISFP "The Artist"