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Lilacs available after sale
Thank you to everyone who supported our sale! It was wildly successful - with over 400 lilacs sold. We have just a few lilacs remaining which can still be purchased online and pickup by appointment. When placing your order provide your phone number to finalize date and time.
Location for pickup is on the north side of Lilacia Park in Lombard next to the train tracks (see map) by the Park District administration building at 227 W. Parkside.
Health of your plant
Lilacs have been carefully tended to throughout the summer months. After they were potted they were stored outdoors in park district facilities.
At the time of pickup you may find that your lilac has a white dusting on its leaves. This is called powdery mildew and can appear on lilacs toward the end of the summer. While stored outdoors, the lilacs were in a confined space with less than idea air circulation resulting in conditions that can create powdery mildew.
Planted in their new home in a sunny area with adequate airflow, next spring new leaves should show no sign of the condition. Here is an article from the University of Illinois Extension with more information: http://hyg.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=1092
Arriving Bare Root
In early spring we receive nearly 400 bare root lilacs from a nursery in Minnesota. We pot them in good quality soil in five gallon pots so they are ready for our sale in May. This year, though, the sale was postponed and the lilacs had to wait to go to their new homes.
Nurturing our plants
Storing our potted lilacs over the summer was a challenge. The Lombard Park Districted allows them to stay at their facility while club members take care of them. They are strong and healthy and ready for the September ON-LINE sale.
Finding a home
As part of the annual Lilac Festival Lombard choses five Lilac Princesses. The Lombard Garden Club gives each of the Princesses a lilac of her choice. This Princess selected a lilac that will serve as a reminder of the honor that she received.