Have you ordered something new for your yard or garden this year?
These are blooms on my white lilac bush that was my “new plant for the year” about 4 or 5 years ago. I can’t remember where I got it, but it may have been White Flower Farm although I don’t see it on their site.
They are pure white and the smell is divine! Too bad I can’t include the smell with the pictures.
Since I want to keep this bush small I prune it immediatelyafter the flowers are finished to insure that I have bloom next year. (If you prune in the fall you will loose all or most of next year’s bloom.)
I read that lilacs bloom the best if they have a balance of new shoots and older stems. Evidently the goal should be to have between 8 – 12 stems of various ages, but all between 1 – 2″ in diameter.
If you have not ordered something wonderfully different that you don’t have or haven’t tried yet, I hope you will. It will add a lot to your enjoyment of the garden.
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I’ve a question about the white lilic. I did a google image search to identify a friend’s shrub which looks like lilac, smells like lilac, grows like lilac, but the bloom clusters are like small, white round poofs, not conical in shape as other lilacs I have seen. I am 95% certain this is lilac, but… What do you think?
I’m not an expert on lilac Maureen. Just one who enjoys them. But to add a little humor — if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck — it probably is a duck.