You know the heirloom lilac bush that you took from your mom's garden in Ohio and transplanted to your garden in Atlanta? I was really happy to have it because the smells were heavenly. But then it died, and you were really bummed about your brown thumb. You were mad at me because I couldn't support it. Lay off, kid, because there's not much you or I could have done. Lilacs just weren't meant to be grown in the South. They need a longer period of cold than we can offer. I know it's a tough lesson, but certain plants only thrive in particular climates. The sooner you learn that, the less heartbreak the future holds.