Love the haunting, sweet fragrance of lilacs but find the blooming season seems over before its started?
“With a bit of planning and attention to bloom time you can have flowers for at least two months each spring,” says Monrovia Craftsman, Lydia Gompper. “By planting early-, mid-, and late-season varieties that will blossom in succession (particularly if the weather is cool), you’ll be filling vases with cut branches of lilacs from May into June.”
Just mix and match from Lydia’s grid of short, mid-season, and later bloom lilacs, paying attention to zones.
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