A Celebration of Lilacs

One of nature’s long-lived symbols of spring, lilacs bring fragrance, beauty, and nostalgia to every landscape they adorn. Beloved by bees and butterflies, a quality cover for birds and wildlife, and one of the most cherished blooms in America, the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) embodies everything we love about sweet, old-fashioned flowers. After all, is … Continue reading A Celebration of Lilacs

Organic Garden Guide: Growing Garden Lilacs

You need to consider several things before you choose a lilac. First of all, you need to select the color of lilac flowers and also the site where you will like to grow the plant. While these are important aspects, the climate is even more vital provided you are living in a region that is … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Growing Garden Lilacs

Organic Garden Guide: Growing Lilacs in Containers

Very small gardens, balconies, decks and rooftops are ideal places for growing lilacs in containers. The smallest varieties of container lilacs are basically bonsai. Select any small or dwarf lilac for growing in containers. Some of the lilacs that are most suited for growing in containers include S. oblata subsp. dilatata, S. meyeri, S. pubescens, S. patula … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Growing Lilacs in Containers

Organic Garden Guide: Pruning Lilacs

Lilacs need to be pruned regularly - at least once a year. When you prune your lilacs on a regular basis, it helps the plants to bloom profusely each year and also remain in your desired shape and size. In addition, regular pruning of the plants helps them to remain healthy and bear large bunches … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Pruning Lilacs

Organic Garden Guide: Renovating And Moving Lilacs

In case you have not pruned your favorite lilacs for several years and want to spruce them up, be sure that you will have to cope with a miniature jungle of suckers. In fact, pruning the lilac heavily will promote the growth of more suckers. Hence, you need to prune a dense and unkempt lilac … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Renovating And Moving Lilacs