I decided a few years ago, that I wasn’t happy with enjoying Lilacs for only a few weeks out of the year. They are gone so quickly! I started planting late blooming lilacs with my early bloomers,so I could enjoy the season a little longer.
I have an old table that I prep everything on outside. In case you happen to recognize it, it used to be our old kitchen table. It works really well as a place for the kids to craft on, like when they make slime, and for me to do smaller gardening projects on. For parties, I can also throw a table cloth on it. It’s under the eaves, so it doesn’t get a ton of rain either.
As I was gathering blooms to put all over the house, I thought the Lilacs looked pretty clustered together, and couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures.
I have noticed while these varieties smell good, they aren’t quite as sweet as the earlier ones.They are almost a little more astringent smelling. But, they still smell good.
This is our side patio. I should have probably moved the grill before I took the pics.
I love that along the fence, they almost make a blooming, living wall.
The tall dark green one that is bloomed out is a classic lilac that always blooms first. The late blooming lilacs closest in the picture is the Miss Kim variety.
The farthest away is President Grevy. I really want to plant in some really dark purple, and white ones too. I also love how they hide the fence. I ended up splitting Hosta and lining them around the edge. I love how they pretty much keep the weeds down and make the border no-fuss.
If your wondering why your Lilacs didn’t bloom as well as you would have liked, you can read this post.
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from Jennifer Rizzo https://jenniferrizzo.com/2017/05/late-blooming-lilacs.html