I only had to trim one branch from one of my Lilac bushes this year, and when I looked closely at it, I realized the buds were beautiful – complementary colors of red and green, Who knew? It really pays to take the time to “see” what we are looking at.
And, of course, drawing is the best way to get to know any subject. I also tried two ways of propagating using side branches.
Neither one worked and I will go back and record the results on my page. You are supposed to be able to root a cutting in a pot but something went wrong with my attempt because no roots ever emerged.
I was really happy this year to get so many blooms because I have missed them so much. Late freezes the last three years have frozen the buds.
But this year . . .
You can almost smell them, right? I might have to paint this!