My husband bought me a lilac bush last week, but several inches of rain prevented its planting until today. I’ve wanted a lilac bush since they first enchanted me as a child. My recent reflection on the lack of a Hellebores plant in my garden made me consider that there are several plants I love but have not made the effort to bring home. Aside from planting a pink hibiscus and a pair of dianthus, I’d added nothing but annuals to our yard. The addition of the lilac, a James MacArthur pink of my choosing, is another step toward creating a garden I can relish.