Helpful Gardening Tips
Goes Well With
We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Lilac Shrubs- Shipped In Size 12-18 Inches
Common Lilac - Syringa Vulgaris
The common lilac is one of the most distinctive plants to emerge in the late spring. Bursting into bloom and remaining vibrant for three to four weeks, the common lilac comes in an array of colors ranging from white to pink to purple, with many variations. In some cases, the blossoms may last as long as six weeks. Along with the visual beauty of these low-maintenance, prolifically flowering shrubs, what makes lilacs so accessible is the intoxicating scent that they give off. It is often possible to smell lilacs from some distance, especially if they are in heavy concentration. The flowers are favorite for use as centerpieces, and their presence in gardens attracts myriad butterflies and hummingbirds, bringing even more color to the yard than the buds themselves. These plants give off a welcoming feeling and make any yard feel more homelike.
Common lilacs grow best in climates that are warm and sunny without being overly hot and humid
The deep south is not ideal for lilacs, but they flourish in zones 3 through 7 and can grow in sand, loam, chalk or clay. They need plenty of light and a decent amount of drainage space in the soil, but they require only moderate watering and are not particularly challenging to maintain. What's more, they can do well in a variety of different types of spaces, from a little corner of a small yard to a long garden wall. Typically, they grow from about 8 to 15 feet, but there are many different varieties, and the smallest ones only stand about 3 to 4 feet tall. Even after the flowers drop off, the deep green leaves remain attractive throughout the summer. Taking a little time to prune the branches after the season has ended will help to ensure an even more ideal outcome the following year.