Entries Tagged as 'Lilacs'

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

How to get lilacs to bloom (Part III)

  Image Source: Puttering In The Garden Newer varieties of lilacs, such as the Descanso Hybrids (see image above), thrive in areas where winters are relatively warm and do not require winter chilling to produce abundant highly fragrant blooms in the spring. So if you live in a warmer  climate or your temperature Zone shows […]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

How to get lilacs to bloom (Part II)

lilac with butterfly by andrealeev I have planted all my lilacs near some other big shrub or tree because my property is mostly wooded or has something growing on it- I have little choice of where to plant plants that I want. I know that lilacs do NOT like their roots crowded; but I have […]

Monday, May 6th, 2013

How to get lilacs to bloom (Part I)

taas kukkia by Marko_K My old fashioned lilacs, Syringa vulgaris, are blooming. For the first time in years, the flowers are blooming on my side of the yard as well as my neighbor’s side of the yard. Most years the flower display is best on my neighbor’s side. But, hey, what are good neighbors for? […]

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The Home Garden as a Place of Personal History

A flower stand of a Common Lilac. by Bienenwabe The home garden is a joy for the present and is also something one plants for posterity. But when TheGardenLady walks around her garden, so many of the plants that she has were given to her from family and friends in the past and continues in […]

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Amazing Photos of Lilacs

As many of you know, TheGardenLady’s nom de plume is Lilac. So TheGardenLady would like to share with her readers some beautiful images of lilacs.  I hope they brighten up your day!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Are Clematis and Lilacs Acid Loving Plants?

TheGardenLady received this question from Denys. Are clematis and lilac plants acid loving plants? Clematis likes soil that has a pH close to neutral (6.6-7.0). You have to add enough lime to ensure that your soil is not too acidic.  Generous amounts of bone meal and compost should be added to the soil. Clematis likes […]