November 17, 2021

Planting Lilac 'Palabin' Standards

Watching gardens, groves, and allees evolve and expand is one of the great joys of gardening. I am always looking for ways to improve the beauty around my Bedford, New York farm.

Recently, I purchased three new lilac 'Palabin' standards, Syringa meyeri, to plant in front of my dwarf apple espalier. These trees will extend the line of 'Miss Kim' lilac standards already growing in the space. These dwarf lilacs feature striking spikes of sweetly perfumed mauve pink blooms with neatly rounded heads and soft green foliage. The trees are from nearby Hardscrabble Farms, located in Westchester County, New York - a family owned and operated wholesale dealer that specializes in native species, ornamental conifers, evergreens, and perennials.

Here are some photos, enjoy.