We had two large lilac trees beside my house when I was young. My sister and I use to pick the flowers and suck out the honey. What a beautiful smell too.

We had two large lilac trees beside my house when I was young. My sister and I use to pick the flowers and suck out the honey. What a beautiful smell too.

'Mount Baker'; 'Pocahontas' Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’; ‘Pocahontas’)

'Mount Baker'; 'Pocahontas' Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’; ‘Pocahontas’)

Dwarf Standard Lilac ~ really a shrub, but thought I would also show in the Ornamental Tree section because of its form.

Dwarf Standard Lilac ~ really a shrub, but thought I would also show in the Ornamental Tree section because of its form.

Lilacs in ironstone.  Clockwise from upper right: Pale pink ‘Maiden’s Blush,’ common white, double-flowered ‘Beauty of Moscow,’ ‘Monge,’ common white, ‘President Grevy’ (blue), and common purple.

Lilacs in ironstone. Clockwise from upper right: Pale pink ‘Maiden’s Blush,’ common white, double-flowered ‘Beauty of Moscow,’ ‘Monge,’ common white, ‘President Grevy’ (blue), and common purple.

lilacs// cant wait//

lilacs// cant wait//

~Yellow lilacs~  Gotta have one! Just got mine up at Springhill Nurseries in Ohio....called primrose.

~Yellow lilacs~ Gotta have one! Just got mine up at Springhill Nurseries in Ohio....called primrose.

Everything you need to know about {Growing Lilacs!}

Everything you need to know about {Growing Lilacs!}

Flowering Shrubs by Season

Flowering Shrubs by Season

The Most Exquisite Gardens and Landscaping Ever! - laurel home | gorgeous bed of white hydrangeas

The Most Exquisite Gardens and Landscaping Ever! - laurel home | gorgeous bed of white hydrangeas

What to Prune When:  To keep spring blooming shrubs flowering vigorously, remove some of the oldest shoots all the way to the ground. This allows younger stems to grow and bloom. Only prune spring bloomers right after blooming finishes; the summer growth will have next year's buds.

What to Prune When: To keep spring blooming shrubs flowering vigorously, remove some of the oldest shoots all the way to the ground. This allows younger stems to grow and bloom. Only prune spring bloomers right after blooming finishes; the summer growth will have next year's buds.

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