Just noticed today that the buds on my lilacs are swelling! We're supposed to get below or near freezing temperatures next week so I hope the little buds hold off just a bit longer. But so happy to see that the bush I planted in the poorly drained horrid soil area of my yard is still hanging in there.
This one is a white flowered plant I got from a neighbor. It's still a baby at only 5 years old but it's nearing 6 feet tall and starting to spread a bit.