All About Lilacs – How to Grow, Propagate and Encourage to Bloom. Spring is so much sweeter with Lilacs!
Lilacs are a favorite in Spring, this post is all about lilacs and how you can enjoy them even more! I especially love the heirloom varieties for their superiority of scent.
My various Lilac posts here on Flower Patch are some of the most read so I am not the only one that loves Lilacs. This is a round up of those posts, your one stop shop all about Lilacs!
All About Lilacs- How To Grow
I have covered How to Grow Lilacs which includes how to get those non-flowering duds in your garden to bust out with blossoms.
All About Lilacs – Propagating from Cuttings
Propagating Lilacs from Cuttings is fairly simple.
Most of the time you will be pruning your Lilacs anyways and taking cuttings is done at the same time. Take more cuttings than you think you need, there is always the percentage that don’t make it.
All About Lilacs – Propagate from Suckers
You know those pesky suckers that come up around the base of Lilacs? You can dig them up and get more plants from those too! Not only do you get plants but you get a good workout too.
How to Propagate Lilacs from Suckers
What kind of Lilacs are you Growing? Have you tried the re-blooming varieties?
UPDATE: I just received my Bloomerang Lilac today, I had to order it from Amazon as no garden centers around here carried them. It was packaged wonderfully and I was so surprised it is in bloom!
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Update- I have had this re-blooming lilac for a bit I can honestly say I still love it but the scent is no where near as lovely as the heirloom varieties I have.
Favorite Garden Book of the Moment and Must Read: Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden
Laura at Garden Answer has done a video on planting her Boomerang Lilac ….Watch HERE
I not only grow lilacs but I enjoy painting them. Have you tried any of my painting tutorials? Lilacs are fairly straightforward to paint and easy enough for beginners. I paint many different ways but here is the tutorial I have up so far on Lilacs.
Click here for How to Paint Lilacs
There is even a video at the end of the step by step post.
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