Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TIP: Lilacs

Don’t you just love this hammer?
My Dad gave it to me when I moved into my first place.
I hope to never need to replace it.

Lilacs last for far too short a time,
both on the shrub and especially in the vase.
To make them last longer hammer the stem so it splits
And you will get several more days in the vase.

The smell is simply amazing.
I have to admit I carry these blooms to each room to go to
so the smell permeates the room.


laruelapalooza said...

I love lilacs! I planted several bushes last year and I am still waiting for them to bloom. I can't wait! I grew up with a backyard full of them and now I have my very own. Thanks for the tip!

PrairieGarden-Liane said...

So jealous you have your own lilac shrubs. The ones on the post are a from a shrub hanging into the alley. Every year I cut a bouquet.