Time to think about lilacs and hot summers

Gardening by Osmosis

We are fortunate to live where lilacs grow. They prefer hot summers and cold winters and we certainly can accommodate those conditions.

Beside the lovely purple shades of flowers and enticing fragrances, lilac have many attributes that can enhance most landscape situations.

There are varieties that are tall, medium and small, suckering and non-suckering, early or late blooming, and have blossom colors in many hues of purple and lavender, blue, pink, white and even a variety with yellow flowers.

Lilacs make good low maintenance hedges, are resistant to deer and most insect pests and diseases. T...


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