Saturday, November 01, 2014

A French Lilac started for the East Yard.

Amanda LOVES lilac trees. She likes the one I have in my yard. The picture I use on this blog features it prominently.

It is a heavily scented French Lilac in the classic soft purple. I did some reading about propogating last night and I told Amanda, if she is patient, I can dig up a shoot for her yard. I was puttering in the yard and wondered if I could get one out of the ground easier because it's been raining a lot lately. I grabbed the shovel and got this!!

So I potted them up for planting next year. Amanda wanted them together so they would form a clump like mine faster. I am going to really baby it and feed it well and see if I can get a tree out of it sooner rather than later. I've tucked them in my winter nursery. Translated: Right against the greenhouse glass. 


Pam's English Garden said...

Amanda is very lucky, Erin. Wish you could grow some of this beautiful shrub for me. P. x

Erin said...

I would love to too. I don't think I could get it across the border. If you're ever in Canada.......