It's been a tough summer! Cataract surgery, my nursery helper left after 3 years, and I think the cuttings I'm trying to root this year have been too wet again. But I made a wonderful new connection with Charle-Pan Dawson of Cherry Valley Lilac Farm in upstate New York, and I hope to be able to offer rare lilac cultivars in a few years. I am adding 'Owen Rogers' and 'Beautiful Susan' to my line-up this month, for you lilac fanatics who want the lilacs no one else has. The plants are looking great and I will start shipping again after Labor Day when it's a bit cooler.