Lilacs: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover)
Gorgeous bouquets in shades of purple, lavender, blue, white, and pink flood your memory with the heady scent of grandmother's garden.
This seventh book in the Gibbs Smith flower series is filled with the perfume of love and memories of home. Lilacs are frequently associated with the Easter holiday, which occurs during the peak of its bloom time. Lilacs have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history; Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet both made famous paintings depicting the beauty of lilacs. Lilacs are ubiquitous both within curated gardens and in the wild. They became a popular garden flower choice in the eighteenth century, particularly across North America, and lingering shrubs and blooms in the wild are a telltale indication of where earlier dwellings might have stood.
Naomi Slade's Inspirational commentary with no-fuss gardening notes shows that anyone can grow lilacs in a garden, container, or pot. Georgianna Lane's exquisite photos feature more than 60 varieties--from Common Lilac Syringa, or French Lilac 'Romance' to Madame Lemoine, and many more. Colors range from purple, pink, and burgundy to white and yellow.