Everything about Lilac

Purple lilacs are the symbol of first love!

You should know that Lilac is only the flower blooming about three weeks in the spring, …. But some rare varieties can bloom several times during the year, and that’s why you can find Lilac in floral boutiques not only during regular time blooming of the tree.

Did you know? – Lilac belong to the olive family, Oleaceae. ) There are about 25 species of lilacs.

The flowers are edible, the usual flower color is shade of purple (light purple or lilac), but white, light blue, pale yellow and pink, and even a dark burgundy color are also found.

These flowers are incredibly fragrant, with a sweet and delicate scent that is sure to fill any room with a pleasant aroma.

During the Victorian Age, the giving of a lilac was meant to be a reminder of an old love. In fact, widows were often seen wearing lilacs during this period.

How to keep Lilac fresh in the vase?

  1. Place the cut stems immediately in the water to help keep flowers fresh.

  2. Harvest lilacs and other cluster type flowers before all the flower buds have opened.

  3. Remove lower leaves that would be submerged in water.

  4. Recut the stem on a slant before putting it in the vase.

  5. Woody stems of lilacs and other shrubs can be split with a shears to increase water uptake.

  6. Then make sure the vase is always filled with clean water, add a preservative for extra insurance and enjoy the harvest.

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