Lilac Bushs

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Kya D

Active Member
Maggie is that an OF lilac it sure looks blue in the pic.
I love lilacs I now have 8 different colors.
 

RonsGarden

Super Moderator
Staff member
Very nice Maggie!
I can smell them from here!
Ours wont be in bloom until late May/early June!
 

Maggie

New Member
Maggie is that an OF lilac it sure looks blue in the pic.
I love lilacs I now have 8 different colors.
I've had it so long I don't remember the name. It's not blue it is suppose to be purple but for some reason this year they are more white, They look so washed out. I noticed everyones lilacs and wisterias all look washed out to. The blooms are also short and stumpy. Bad year for really pretty blooms.
 

Spider_Lily

Active Member
I bought a tiny stick last Summer of the lilac.It has'nt grown much but has a few new sprout's coming.It's about twelve inche's tall now.Hope it begin's to grow.I think it will be pink but not sure.:)
 

Maggie

New Member
I ordered mine from Michigan Bulb and when they arrived they were just sticks and I was so mad. I planted them anyway and you can see how they have grown. They are about 7/8 years old now. It took a while for them to start growing and I wasn't sure they would even live.
 

Scarez

New Member
OMG!!! This is AWESOME!! :D

Thank you thank you! Now I know what to ask for, for mother's day! hehehe

thank you so much for the links. I amaze myself with how much gardening stuff I still don't know!! :eek:
 

Kya D

Active Member
When I was a kid lilacs were lavender, white, and on occasion you could find a dark purple or red one but now they have so many it is hard to chose which ones you want.
You are welcome Scarez
 

RonsGarden

Super Moderator
Staff member
That is a very old clump of lilacs!
Prune right after the blooms fade.
You can safely remove 1/3 of the total growth in any given year.<--if you want to reduce the size and height.
Remove all deadwood right down to the ground.<--this will encourage new growth to sprout by opening up the bushes to allow more light.
 


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