Growing adventures in an organic South Shore Veg and Flower Garden on Canada's East Coast
we transplanted a lilac about three years ago and it still is pissed off and won't flower! I got some lilac at the market and showed it to the bush -'see- this is what we want' but it sniffed and turned its leafy back on me. grrrrr.
Gorgeous!!!!! I'm hoping to add a few lilacs this year.. any suggestions?
My next favorite is Sensation which I would really like to have but don't YET!!...I did a quick google for a description:Sensation is the most popular lilac. Has exquisite single, purple flowers. Has deep purple buds that open to a unique flower. It is purple- with a distinct silvery-white border around the edge of the flower. It is fragrant and grows 10' tall and wide. Zone 3-7I saw this just a few days ago at the nursery in Chester, grafted to tree stock. It was very expensive and very large, but would be a tremendous focal point. However, I think that misses the point, as wouldn't you think everyone would want lilacs at face height, where you can sniff in their glory!I also have two dwarf lilacs and I am partial to them for their tidiness and compact behavior. The best selection I have found for lilacs is at the above nursery. Don't know if they have a catalog online or not.If you can Niki...plant your lilacs where the smell can drift in through open windows.mmmmmmmSorry Jan to read your lilac isn't blooming((((. They like a good dose of lime..have you tried that? Seems also to cut down on the leaf miner.