One notch down from flowering trees are large blooming bushes. Take the lilac bush as an example. Maybe you have all the high growth that you want due to your trees, and want a medium height plant to give the lower tree banches some “pop”. To fill in under existing limbs with color with some height, use larger flowering bushes. Below are a few tips on Lilac care.
For me, nothing say that summer is coming better than the blooms on a lilac bush. These are something I remember from a very young age because they were always a favorite of my moms. She would send us out each spring to find some in the neighborhood so that she could have them in the house. Aside from that, I have grown to love the beautiful bushes on my own, as they have a really great aroma and they are quite radiant as well. If you have these on your property, there are a few things you can do to care for them so that they bloom for a long time to come.
To my knowledge, most of the lilac bushes you will find are going to have either white or purple blooms. These are a bit oblong, and are made up of hundreds of tiny blossoms that form one very beautiful and fragrant branch. The lilac bush is something that seems to grow randomly, but you can find ways to plant them and nurture them on your own property. They will grow okay without much effort on your part, but you can do some things to get a truly amazing lilac bush that blooms each year.
You may not think that a lilac bush needs pruning like a rose bush would, but this can help you out if you want a better looking bush. You may already do this if you pluck blooms to take into your home, but if not, you have to think about cutting it down a bit. Some bushes can grow upwards of twenty feet or higher, but that won’t happen without proper pruning. You will also find that taking your pruning shears to the lilac bush will help it maintain a nice shape. Without it, it might grow awkwardly.
If you don’t have a lilac bush on your property, you can always find some starters. Be sure to find out how deep to plant them. You should know that these bushes of lilacs require a good amount of sun to grow into a healthy plant, and they do not do well with weeds. That might mean you want to be sure you use mulch around the base even if you don’t use it elsewhere in your yard. Be sure they get enough water and they should thrive for you each year. Once you find success with one, you may want to add even more.