Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Lilac Blossoms. 5.6.17
These are the lilac bushes that I moved about 35 miles in Jan 2015, to the Battleground yard. I think these bushes were about 10 years old, and very tall and heavy. I took as much soil and root as I could. I watered during the dry parts of summer. All 10 of the bushes survived. I think that's about all you can expect during the first year. They are a bit scraggly but should fill in over the next couple of years.
Meanwhile, we get to enjoy some flowers this year. Deer usually don't go much for lilacs, but they ate some of the new succulent, lower growth, from these.
The red/pink lilac is a modern Korean lilac, "Bloomerang™", promoted as reblooming and compact. Nice flowers. This is newer, about one year old.