Lilacs for the Garden
by Jennifer Bennett
In this book, Jennifer Bennett traces the journey of a plant that will “grow well anywhere, in any soil,” from its origins in Asia through Europe and the United Kingdom to North America some 250 years ago.
Lilacs for the Garden is a compendium of essential information for all who cherish this most resonant of garden companions. Whether you seek detail on plant requirements, mulching, grafting, fertilizing, multiplication, bloom time, fragrance, abiotic and biotic stresses, renovating neglected lilacs or a list of recommended species and where to find them, this guide is an invaluable resource. Vibrant color photography also compels the reader to appreciate the abundant diversity of lilac varieties.
Also we invite you to come visit The Arnold Arboretum on Lilac Sunday, May 11, 2014. Activities and tours run from 10am to 3pm.
Lilacs for the Garden is included in our New Books List for April 30, 2014.