Lilacs!

April 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love lilacs. I always have. My mom always had lilac bushes when I was a kid and now the smell reminds me instantly of carefree summers. What better smell to have in your yard than “carefree summer scent”? Well, as much as I love them, my new yard has no lilac bushes. 😦 I have been bugging Jeremy to help me plant a bush or two, but time is hard to come by. Someday! But for now, my mom brought me some branches to freshen the house for a bit!

Beautiful! You can almost smell spring coming out of the photo, no? I wish these would stick around all year! I might possibly be able to have my own bushes sooner than I thought, though. When mom brought the blooms she also brought a few roots for us as well! One is larger and two are small. She said they were very hard to dig out! We were afraid that they were beginning to wilt too much and might not make the transfer. She had heard putting tea bags in the water will help them take root. Have you ever tried this?

Here is the big one waiting for its new home:

And here are the two trying to grow more roots:

What do you think? Will these guys make it and make my yard smell wonderful in springs to come?? 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Kimberly in NC said,

    I have the same memories as my folks had a lilac when I was little, too. What a smell! I just bought a small lilac plant at Aldi’s grocery for $2.99 this past week and planted it in hopes of future fragrant blooms. It had green leaves on it and now has more! I just read that making a ‘tea’ water out of willow branches makes a good root starting liquid. Haven’t tried it yet though. Good luck!

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