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.
How is your Spring coming? Ours has been rainy, cold with only a hint of sunshine here and there. But I shall not complain as all of the rain this winter and spring has doused the drought in California.
But, and this is a big but, we may have lost our lilac blooms for this Spring here in the mountains. We won’t know for a couple more weeks.
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!
I have covered How to Grow Lilacs which includes how to get those non-flowering duds in your garden to bust out with blossoms.
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.
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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Now that 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.
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Laura at Garden Answer has done a video on planting her Boomerang Lilac ….Watch HERE