Purple is my favorite color and has been since I was a little girl, and lilacs are my favorite flower. They have a sweet smell that compares to nothing and I’m so thankful to have 2 trees just loaded with blooms at our guest house.
I planted a sucker plant at the cabin about 4 years ago, it does get leaves every year, but hasn’t grown much at all. It’s probably 2 feet tall at this point and I’m beginning to think it’s never going to take off. I got the sucker from a friend that had 2 shades of purple and white lilacs all growing together, so I’ve been curious to see what color blooms I’ll get.
I remember when I planted the two trees I currently have years ago. They were rescue sticks from the dollar bin at Walmart at the end of the season. They had them in wheelbarrow marked $1 and I was certain they were dead, but figured for a buck I’d plant them and see what happens.
Well amazingly they took off and eventually gave me beautiful fragrant blooms. I so wish after cutting them they’d last longer in the house but I can only get about 3 days out of them and that’s with changing the water every day and adding plant food packets to the water.
Does anyone have a trick to get them to last longer? It seems such a shame to cut them and get such a small amount of time to enjoy them? I think I need to plant a tree closer to the cabin where the breeze can blow it’s perfume scent in my direction.