Helpful Gardening Tips
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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 Shrub Seeds
When you see the lovely lavender lilac blooming, you know the spring season has arrived. Lilacs remained grown in many of the colder climates of the world and were brought from the Eastern to the Western United States by the pioneers. The delightfully sweet scent of the lilac bush’s flower remains enjoyable up close or from a distance.
The hardy lilac bush (syringe vulgaris) remains a hardy shrub that many people use for landscaping purposes because it remains easy and quick to grow to grow. Some of the uses for a lilac bush include:
• Property borders.
• Cut flowers.
• Screening and privacy.
• Early spring bouquets.
If you live in a cold climate, lilac bushes will thrive in your landscape. They perform best in USDA growing zones three through 9. The shrub needs a period of cold weather to bloom and remain healthy. The lilac bush thrives in full sun and partial shade, making it a flexible plant to grow.
Lilac Description, Size, and Growth Habits
Syringa vulgaris, or the common lilac, remains a type of flowering plant in the olive family. It was initially found native to the Balkan Peninsula and grew on rocky hills. The lilac grows in a wide variety of soils and thrives on minimal care. The lilac remains considered either a large shrub or a small tree and can be pruned to suit your landscape needs. While the plant might increase and spread somewhat, it isn’t an aggressive or invasive bush.
The bark of the lilac appears greyish-brown and smooth with longitudinal furrows. The lilac’s leaves look light green and oval and come arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three. Each flower contains a tubular base with an open, four-lobed apex. Lilacs usually appear in a mauve to purple color.
The lilac bush grows to a height of about 20 feet tall if left unpruned. One small lilac bush becomes markedly wider over time through the production of suckers, or secondary shoots. Lilacs can be left to reach their full height and width or might get pruned to serve a specific landscaping purpose.
The Benefits of Growing Lilacs
Planting lilacs on your property provides numerous benefits, such as:
• A sweet fragrance.
• The shrub attracts butterflies and pollinators.
• Deer and other animal pests don’t bother the plants.
• Provides privacy.
Tips for Growing Lilacs
To ensure plenty of flowers on your lilac shrub, deadhead the flower clusters when they’ve faded and before they begin to develop seeds. When pruning lilacs, you might use loppers or electric clippers to shape the plant or trim it into a hedge. Twigs that grow on the side of a lilac bush might get cut to develop an outward-growing side shoot.