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Thread: HOW TO PLANT LILACS
05-13-2007, 04:43 PM #1KellyGuest
HOW TO PLANT LILACS
-plant lilacs in the spring or fall
-find a spot that drains well (lilacs dont like to sit in water)
-the need to get atleast 6 hours of direct sun a day
-space plants 10-15 ft apart (6ft for hedges)
-dig individual holes that are as deep as the plants container and
about a foot wider.
-mix a dose of rose food or slow release, low nitrogen fertilizer
into the soil.
WATER during the first summer
water deeply only 1 time a week
After a year lilacs wont require watering unless the region is
experiencing a drought.
FOOD- Lilacs dont usually need food after the initial planting
PRUNING- Dont stress about pruning simply snip off the bloom stalks
once they withered.
Every few years cut off some of the old.
MAKING LILAC ARRANGEMENTS:
-gather lilacs early in the morning when they are full of moisture
and at there freshest.
-snip tightly budded stems the length you want, cutting just above
where the leaves join the stem.
-indoors, recut them at a angle and strip off leaves that might
otherwise touch and contaminate the water.
-change the water in your container every 2-3 days resnipping stems
-lilacs should last a week
Kelly in IL