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Syringa Bloomerang

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Lilacs are one of those flowers with a fragrance that just cannot be replaced with anything else that grows. However, you could only enjoy the sweet smell of lilacs for just a week or two, before the blooms faded away for the season. Not any more. Now there is a lilac that gives months of beautiful, fragrant flowers, blooming not once, but twice. Syringa "Bloomerang®" is the most compact, heaviest-blooming dwarf lilac ever grown.

Even though the Bloomerang® blossoms are small, they carry that heady, full lilac scent straight to your nose and memory. It is also resistant to root rot and mildew. Use it as a single specimen in a pot or as a low hedge in the ground in USDA Zones 3-7. Give it full sun and trim off the spent blossoms to force reblooming. This little shrub will grow to 4-6 feet in the ground, a perfect fit for any sized garden.


   
 
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By Joan Casanova, Bonnie Plants, Photographs courtesy of Bonnie Plants

Temperatures are rising and high heat can wreak havoc in the vegetable garden. When temps climb to the upper 80's and sometimes soar into the 90's and 100's, plants need some assistance in fending off the Fahrenheit. Read more....


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