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Potted Lilac Bush #398857
Apr 15th, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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I have a potted lilac bush in an 18 inch pot (15 gallons.) I have it now on my front porch facing East.

We have a Freeze Warning in effect from Monday, 1:00 AM CDT until Monday, 9:00 AM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service.

so I am wondering if I need to cover up my lilac bush...it would take a LOT of work to bring it into the garage. what say anyone. should I just cover it up with say sheets or should I go ahead & drag it into the garage ?


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Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: JunieGirl] #398862
Apr 15th, 2018 at 02:48 PM
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A sheet will work...we have to cover our gardens during Summer frost and it works great.


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Apr 15th, 2018 at 03:41 PM
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Bless you. I will do that !


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Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: JunieGirl] #398866
Apr 15th, 2018 at 07:57 PM
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My lilacs are finished blooming. Smelled so good for a while.

Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: Bestofour] #398867
Apr 15th, 2018 at 08:05 PM
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Sheri: My bush has never bloomed. BUT I am keeping it alive so I can give it to my DD when they know they are staying where they are. She likes where they are now & her DH wants to build a house.

Sunny: I have a sheet over the bush itself, and it is Clothespined shut. THEN I took a folded over quilt, and wrapped it around the pot. The quilt is also holding down the sheet to the top of the soil in the pot.

LORDY it is cold out there......are we sure it is April???


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Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: JunieGirl] #398877
Apr 16th, 2018 at 06:21 AM
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Wonder why. How long have you had it? You would love it. So pretty and fragrant.

Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: Bestofour] #398879
Apr 16th, 2018 at 07:40 AM
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Valarie had brought this lilac bush home from college when it got too big for her dorm room and planted it at the farm. She graduated in 2002. I took a start in the fall of 2004 and planted it in a pot & brought it with us when we moved here. Now it is in a 15 gallon pot on my front porch. and I bring it in to the garage during the winter. It is a white bush, but while it is growing well, I think it will not flower while potted. But as long as I keep it healthy, I am happy.


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Re: Potted Lilac Bush [Re: JunieGirl] #398890
Apr 17th, 2018 at 04:16 AM
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lilacs refuse to bloom with restricted roots...it will bounce back when planted.


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Apr 17th, 2018 at 06:01 AM
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Thanks, Sunny. You should teach classes on plants and such.


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