Lilacs In A Box On My Latest Vlog

I don’t think I would have ever imagined I’d own a few lilacs I purchased in a box.  In today’s post I share with you the Late Mauve Lilac shrubs in my home garden.

Lilacs In A Box

I guess Lilacs in a Box can be kind of misleading – but they really were in a box when my husband bought them in the store. Today’s vlog you will find my new lilacs my husband brought home for me from Costco.  You will see what the plants look like and other tips and tricks.  Be sure to watch the video and don’t forget to comment or share on social to let me know what you think.

Can you believe these were only $16 at Costco?  The roots of the plants in the box look amazing.  If you had a hard time viewing this video just reach out to me or follow on my Bren Haas YouTube Channel.  

You all know I’ve been growing different lilacs for years.. right?  Here is my post about Pruning Lilac Shrubs.

Costco Trip

My husband went to grab some items we needed at home from Costco while getting gas.  I’ve not been to Costco since before the Covid19 / Corona Virus hit my state of Ohio.   As my husband went into the store he text me images ( below) .  I guess this is how we shop until this epidemic is over.  (pray it is over soon … I miss shopping at Costco).

Hubby found the trees I mention in the vlog above at Costco too. 

lilac display at costco

WOW… I really hope these get sold quick… bare-root plants including lilacs like these really need to be kept in a cool location and put in the ground as soon as possible.  

In The Greenhouse

YES… you read that correctly. I was in the greenhouse and not the dome for this project.  My greenhouse was sitting empty so I decided to use it as a safe haven for plants from our Spring cold snaps.   Oliver loves it in the unheated greenhouse.  I guess I should say he LOVES it outside anywhere.  He sat on the chair in the greenhouse watching my transplant for about an hour. What a good Doggie! 

Oliver Helping Me Plant Up The Lilacs

Just look at how nice those barefoot lilacs were out of the box.  It is super important to get these in the ground or a container as soon as you can.  Be sure to watch for frost dates.  These lilacs were inside for most of their life so I will baby them until closer to May 1 when it is safe to get them in the ground.  Check your hardiness zone to verify your frost dates.

bareroot lilac ready to plant

I am looking forward to sharing how these lilacs grow in my Ohio garden so be sure to subscribe to my website and follow me on social media to see updates!

Let’s Connect

Do you grow lilacs in your home garden?  I’d love to hear more about your shrubs and trees so please comment below.  Be sure to follow my shares on social media and connect on my website where I share the latest.

Happy Lilac Growing,

Bren Haas

4 thoughts on “Lilacs In A Box On My Latest Vlog”

  1. I’m so glad you posted this! My husband came home with the same lilacs from Costco last week. You came up when I googled.
    Are you worried about the new lilacs with the upcoming cicadas? I’m going to net my new fruit trees, but I haven’t read much about lilacs.

    • Thank you for sharing on my site Shaye – exciting to hear you are growing lilacs in your home garden! They are a great plant that bloom early on which is great for the bees to enjoy. Now about the cicadas. I am not worried about the 17 year cicada studies. Infact, I would just encourage you to add more items to your home garden that welcome birds. Birds love those cicadas and are a great food source for them. This time of year in my home garden I have a bird bath and putting out my hummingbird feeders. I’ve cut back on bird food in the feeders because those birds love eating all the bugs that naturally come to my home garden. Please check out my feeders for the birds in spring : https://brenhaas.com/tag/bird-feeders

  2. hi !
    I planted the same lilacs from Costco and they are doing pretty well. they are growing really slow…
    I think I planted them really close one another … but my question is :
    can I leave them were they are and maybe keep prune them and keep them small?

    thank you !

    • Over the years I’ve learned the best time to prune lilac shrubs is right after they bloom. You could keep those newly planted lilac pruned back as short as you like so the energy goes into the root system. The ones I got in the box at Costco are growing really slow and I believe that is because the variety isn’t a vigorous grower. There are many different varieties on the market today so don’t be afraid to try others. One of my absolute favorites is my Bloomarang Lilac. I need to do a better review of them on my site so be sure to register for my newsletter so I you get notifications when I share new content. THANK YOU Patricia for stopping by!


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