A lilac tree adds a huge amount of beauty to a yard. This bush grows rapidly. It won’t be too many years before you are stunned at the height of the bush. It is also an easy bush to grow. Keep it adequately watered and it will reward you with abundant flowers.
The sweet scent of lilac flowers is heavenly. This bush adds scent that will float all over the yard. It is never an overbearing scent. It is light and enchanting. Planting a lilac bush in an area where the scent will blow into a bedroom ensures that the room will have a delightful breeze of lilac scent blowing in as you fall asleep.
The lilac bush provides generous amount of flowers. You will have enough flowers to bring bouquets inside to place in a vase and to give bouquets away as gifts too. Most lilac bushes provide enough flowers to use inside to decorate for a party or to add scent to each room.
If you have a tall lilac tree you will have plenty of flowers to use to decorate the site of a wedding reception. Tall vases full of stalks of lilacs will add scent to the room. Also, the flower is beautiful so it will make a stunning visual impact at any wedding or formal event. The flowers do not wilt after being cut so they take the worry out of the wedding flowers. Using this bloom ensures that the flowers will look great at the wedding reception.
If you anticipate a wedding in the family in future years, plant a lilac bush so you can offer flowers to decorate at parties or the wedding itself as the ceremony approaches.
White, Pink and Purple Lilacs
Whatever color scheme you want your garden to have a lilac will probably fit in. Lilacs are available in white, pink and purple. All the different colors of lilac have scent. If you grow lilacs in each color your yard will be awash in beauty.
Lilac bushes grow large, some over 6-8 feet tall. They also have a lot of width. This bush provides a lot of privacy to a yard. It can be used to block off a section of a yard to make a room. Also, several lilac bushes can be planted in a row to make a hedge to provide privacy. Just spread the bushes out as they need a lot of room to grow.
Create a Glorious Spring
Watching a lilac bush burst into bloom is one of the most glorious aspects of spring. This bush will bring the joy of flowers into your spring. Once a lilac bush is in bloom winter is officially over and spring has arrived.
Continuity in a Garden
Lilac bushes last for decades. So if you plant a bush when you move into a new home it will grow for up to a century as you make your life there. A lilac bush provides continuity in a garden by blooming regularly each year. Unlike other flowers that come and go a lilac bush will be a long-term resident in the garden that will bring you much joy.
Creating New Plants for Gifts
It is fun to grow new plants from cuttings or shoots of the lilac bush. This way you will have an ongoing supply of free gifts to give to others to help them experience the joy of a lilac bush.
Just look at the bottom of the lilac bush in the spring. Gently remove one of the new shooter branches growing at the bottom of the bush. Dip it in rooting powder, plant it in a pot and water it. Keep the pot moist and in the shade. Look for new growth to arrive in six to eight weeks.
Or you could cut a branch off a lilac tree. Dip the bottom in rooting power. Remove the lower leaves from the branch and then plant it in a pot. When new growth starts it is a sign the rooting was a success and the new bush is ready to be planted in someone’s yard as a gift.
Personal experience growing up with huge lilac trees in the yard.