The lilacs are in bloom. I need to pack up the pots and take them to their source to determine what pot belongs to what source. I have two different pots of lilacs I told about here. The blossoms began to pop on March 2. I predicted Saturday, February 27. Close.
As the lilac blooms, it’s a good time to prune by cutting the flowers for bouquets. Any dead or screwy branches are best pruned out now. Blossoms develop on year old growth; so the new growth this summer will set blossoms at this time in 2011. The lilacs are competing with the sweet peas for the best perfume award in the garden.