Friday, February 8, 2013

Flower Power Friday.....Featuring Lilacs

Quote of the week.....

"This world is but a canvas to our imaginations."
                                                              Henry David Thoreau
 This week I'm featuring the beautiful Lilac!
There is nothing sweeter than the fresh scent of Lilacs in the Spring! 

(click on the image to view large or purchase) 
Growing Lilacs.......
 ~The most common variety of Lilac Syringa vulgaris bloom in northern climates for about 2 weeks in late May, but there are early, mid and late season bloomers.  When planted together you could get up to 6 weeks of blooms.
~Lilacs are a hardy flowering shrub that is easy to grow and require little maintenance.
~They grow 5 to 15 feet tall and do well in full to part sun
~As you may know they are wonderfully fragrant and make wonderful cut flowers.
~Butterflies and bees love the Lilac.
~Lilacs come in a variety of colors from the traditional purple to white, pink, yellow and red.
~Prune the dead flower right after blooming to unsure more blooms for the next year. 
~Powdery mildew may be a problem during the hot and humid summer.  May be unsightly, but will not harm the plant.

(click on the image to view large or purchase)

Interesting Facts........
~Lilacs became the official state flower of New Hampshire in 1919.
~It was chosen to be the state flower because it symbolizes the hardy character of the men and women in the Granite State.
~Lilacs can live over 100 years
~There are over 1000 varieties of Lilacs.
~The Lilacs are originally from Europe and Asia.
~They date back to the 1750's in America.
~New York recognizes the Lilac as the official state bush.

(click on the image to view large or purchase)
Check out Monday's post........
Have a fantastic weekend!

Photography Prints                             Sell Art Online Photography Prints
(Click on the photograph if you wish to enlarge or purchase these photographs from my Fine Art Amercia Shop.)

Scavenger Hunt Coming Soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping in for a visit! I would love to hear from you! Have a great day!