Growing lilacs

by Cathey, Henry M.

Publisher: Dept. of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration in [Washington]

Written in English
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  • Lilacs -- Varieties

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Statementby Henry M. Cathey ; prepared by Science and Education Administration
SeriesHome and garden bulletin ; no. 199, Home and garden bulletin -- no. 199
ContributionsUnited States. Science and Education Administration
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 8 p. :
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Open LibraryOL13564519M

A book with excellent information and color photographs of many different lilacs is Lilacs: The Genus Syringa by John L. Fiala (, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon). Lilac Cultivation Planting location Plant lilacs where they will receive at least six hours of sunlight each File Size: KB. With its sweet scent, pastel blooms, and heart-shape leaves, lilac stands out as a welcome harbinger of spring. The spring-blooming lilac comes in a variety of shapes and sizes—including dwarf shrubs, the midsize common lilac, and large trees with showy bark. Consider planting multiple types of lilacs with a variety of bloom times and colors to enjoy weeks of attractive flowers and fragrances. Excerpted from my book, New England Getting Started Garden Guide. Podcast Transcript. There is no more fragrant, spring flower than lilacs. Originating in Eastern Europe and Asia, the Latin name for lilac is Syringa, which means pipe in Turkish. The Turks would hollow out the stems of lilac bushes to make musical instruments.   Lilacs. ID. NP. Authors as Published. Alex X. Niemiera, Professor, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech. This publication is available in PDF format only. Please follow the link at the right.

  Thomas Jefferson planted old-fashioned lilacs in the late s. We know this for sure because he documented the experience with numerous and lengthy notes in his garden book. Growing Old-Fashioned Lilacs. Old-fashioned lilacs are tough plants that Author: Mary H. Dyer. The latest revision combines Fiala's passion for lilacs with the expertise of Canadian plantsman Freek Vrugtman, the international lilac registrar. The new book provides up-to-date information on the 21 known lilac species and 10 natural hybrids, as well as hundreds of the named cultivars. - Explore animalhavensanc's board "Growing Lilacs", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Lilac bushes, Planting flowers and Plants pins. White Lilacs. Home / Photo Gallery / White Lilacs. White Lilacs Matthew Farnell T+ Angel White* Heavy bloomer, pure white single blossoms. Will set buds in warmer climates. Grows to 12 feet. Krasavitsa Moskvy. Buds are pink then open to four layers of double white florets. Retains a pink blush.

  It’s easy to fall in love with lilacs - Cold weather held back spring this year and when it finally warmed up, many plants that usually flower over the course of a month all burst into bloom simultaneously. We had forsythia, apples, peaches, viburnums, flowering almond, daffodils, tulips, spirea, crabapples, and lilacs making a riot of color on our farm.

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Lilacs do come in seven colors, but most are familiar with the common lilac, Growing lilacs book vulgaris, which blooms in the northern states for 2 weeks in late r, there are early- mid- and late-season lilacs, which, when grown together, ensure a steady bloom for at least 6 weeks.

To grow lilacs, start by picking a variety of lilac to grow, such as Superba lilacs, which grow into 5 to 6-foot bushes, or Syringa reticulata, if you want 20 to foot trees.

Then, in the spring or fall, choose a spot that has good air circulation and receives at least 6 hours of sunlight each day%(12). Lilacs belong to the genus Syringa, which includes approximately 60 species of shrubs grown for their fragrant flower clusters and attractive foliage.

The book lists most everything that you would want to know about growing lilacs. It certainly answered questions I had about why my lilacs weren't producing like I had hoped. Read more. 2 people found this helpful.

Helpful. Comment Report abuse. George Pinkerton. out of 5 stars Five by: Growing Lilacs 4 great deal of knowledge, however, and takes several months in a greenhouse or glass covered frame, where the air can be kept moist continuously.

Cleft grafting is the most common way of propagating the named varieties of lilacs on a commercial basis. And. RitaE / Pixabay. To keep your lilac tree growing safe and strong, there are a few very important tips you can follow. Many people find that their bushes thrive when they follow these care techniques, which are suggested by gardeners and horticulturists alike: Plant lilacs where they receive at least eight hours of full sunlight each day.

Generally speaking, there are four important requirements for the growth of lilacs – right amount of sunlight, nutrient-rich soil, regular pruning, and good drainage. With the right external environment, growing this flower will be an easy task, even if you do not have a prior experience in gardening.

In the years after WWII he began to collect, study and breed lilacs, and his definitive book, Lilacs, A Gardener’s Encyclopedia, first published inis still the best available source of information on lilac selection and growing. He founded the International Lilac Growing lilacs book, which tracks and records all the breeding history of old and new /5(K).

Book recommendations for growing lilacs, azaleas and roses. Hi fellow gardening friends. I’m a long time veggie gardener but I’m looking to start exploring flowers/shrubs.

I’m most interested in roses, azaleas and lilacs. Does anyone have any good recommendations on books about cultivating these plants specifically. Thanks in advance. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cathey, Henry M. (Henry Marc), Growing lilacs. Washington, D.C.: The Service, (OCoLC) COVID Resources.

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The latest revision combines Fiala's passion for lilacs with the expertise of Canadian plantsman Freek Vrugtman, the international lilac registrar. The new book provides up-to-date information on the 21 known lilac species and 10 natural hybrids, as well as hundreds of the named cultivars/5(17).

Lilacs are fast-growing shrubs available in hundreds of varieties. The old-fashioned lilac that likely grew in grandma's garden, however, tops the others in its rapid rate of expansion. Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) spreads by sending out suckers in all directions, causing some gardeners to consider it invasive.

Jim, the problem with lilacs in the South is not how hot it gets in summer. After all, it can get over degrees in Canada.

The problem is the duration of the heat and the length of the winter. The majority of lilacs need a long period of winter chill in order to bloom well. Jacksonville is not going to get : Steve Bender. Lilac Seed Propagation. The lilac seeds sprout quickly, but before you rely too heavily on lilac seed propagation, check and see if your lilac is a hybrid.

Plants grown from hybrid seeds rarely grow true to the parent plant. Since most lilacs are hybrids, lilac seed propagation can often be disappointing. Lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum How To Plant And Care For Lilacs Lilacs grow best in full sun and well-drained soil.

Lilacs grown in partial sun or shade will not flower well. The shrubs may take three to four years to establish themselves in a new site, but once established they can live for centuries. [ ]. Nothing is more fragrant than classic lilacs in spring. I am a lilac nut and have 21 different varieties growing in my yard.

When they are blooming, it is hard to stay indoors, unless, of course, you pick a few to enjoy in a vase. Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris, USDA Hardiness Zones ) come from the mountains of southeastern Europe.

Inthe. The historical fiction book, Where Lilacs Still Bloom, by Jane Kirkpatrick can help you answer this. So many historical stories can be told through historical fiction where an author takes some liberties in an event or the History is more than rulers, wars, or famous people.4/5.

You've decided to try growing one or several lilac bushes in your garden, but you don't know how to choose the right one. The answer is fairly simple—choose the color or colors that you admire the most. The different types of lilacs, whether new or Reviews: Lilacs were introduced into in the United States in the mid 's.

They were grown in America's first botanical gardens and were popular in New England. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew them in their gardens. Lilac bushes can live for hundreds of years. Lilacs originated from Europe and Asia, with the majority of natural.

Lilacs book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. “Lilacs” is Kate Chopin’s short story about a Parisian performer who seeks re /5.

This pair of early-flowering lilacs open blooms about a week before French varieties. 'Mount Baker' unfurls single white blossoms; on 'Pocahontas', deep maroon-purple buds open to single deep violet florets.

These shrubs flower profusely, growing 10 to 12 feet tall. Lilac Basics - Planting and Propagation Spring planting is recommended in areas with severe winters or on sites that are exposed to harsh winds.

Planting in the early spring, together with good care during the first growing season, will result in the strongest plant for survival through a hard winter. The common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is a very cold-hardy plant, but if a hard frost or a freeze comes along just as the flower buds are about to open, they can be results in the loss of blooms for that year.

There is not much that you can do to prevent this; just accept the loss and appreciate next year's blossoms twice as much. Warm-climate lilacs are mainly in the hyacinthiflora and oblate families and they are typically early bloomers, producing their flowers in the cool spring weather.

In Zones 8 and 9, you can be growing lilacs called Anabel which produces pink flowers, or enjoying the fuchsia blooms of Pocahontas lilac, or the white flowers of Sierra Snow. More compact lilacs for small gardens. Some lilacs are much more compact and slower-growing and even more fragrant.

Their flowers are smaller and more delicate and they make excellent plants for a container or a small garden. These smaller lilacs are fussier about conditions: they prefer well-drained soil and a sunny position. More Blooming Facts 'Bloomerang' likes the same growing conditions as other lilacs.

Give it full sun and moist, fertile, well-drained soil that's moderately acid to moderately alkaline (about pH to ). Do any pruning immediately after the main spring bloom. Deer pretty much leave lilacs alone. Other lilacs besides 'Bloomerang' bloom well Author: Steve Bender. a traditional life.

Helping young women create healthier homes and families through traditional lifeskills lilacs lived on. To us, they are a whimsical reminder of times gone past. In fact, if you ever find an old lilac bush growing in the middle of a field or at the edge of a forest, it’s likely there was once an old homestead nearby.

Growing Lilacs in the South Memories. It seems like a thousand years now and it seems like yesterday. Memories transport us, especially if they're associated with fragrance. Many, many moons ago Dearest and I transplanted our family from Georgia to Ohio.

It was there that I became familiar with and fell in love with flowering shrubs such as Lilacs and Peonies. Lilacs are a popular flowering bush grown in many parts of the world, including the United States.

Native to Asia and Europe, these perennial flowers come in a wide array of colors such as lilac, white, blue and pink. According to North Dakota State University, germinating lilac seeds is a simple process. These. with specimens growing on their own roots. A good practice is to remove flower clusters after they have finished blooming.

The nutritive materials which other-wise go into the formation of unwanted seed are thereby conserved for the plant.

Lilacs which are not permitted to form seed, also flower more profusely the fol-lowing year. Plate IV showsFile Size: KB. First published in by award-winning American hybridizer Reverend John Fiala, this unique reference quickly became known worldwide as the lilac lovers' bible.

The latest revision combines Fiala's passion for lilacs with the expertise of Canadian plantsman Freek Vrugtman, the international lilac registrar. The new book provides up-to-date information on the 21 known lilac species and 10 Reviews: 1. Lilacs are often seen near building foundations and are especially good near corners.

They make great specimens in lawns and borders and planted in a line make a fine seasonal hedge. If you like the look of neatly rounded shrubs, most lilacs won’t please you, although there are a few exceptions.