Hope Springs Nursery will resume shipping on September 8. We will have only a limited number of cultivars and plants available this fall. Thanks for your support during this challenging year. We're looking forward to offering more of our out-of-stock items and some new cultivars like 'Sarah Sands' and 'Rochester' in Spring 2021.
After a dismal, discouraging, disheartening spring with unseasonable cold, frosts and snow in April and May which resulted in severe damage to many of the plants, not to mention the CO-VID situation, and shipping delays, I'm proud to say that I've bounced back pretty well. The plants look great in the new potting mix I switched to in March. My first-time collaboration with another lilac colleague to take cuttings from her plants didn't go as well as I hoped this summer due to the learning curve with the new fogging system and the electronic leaf, but I did get some of them to root and we're very optimistic about next year. In a couple of years we both will have more rare varieties to offer in very limited quantities, like 'Hugo Koster', 'Joan Dunbar', 'Ruhm von Horstenstein', 'Paul Hariot', 'P.P. Konchalovsky', and 'Azurea Plena', to name a few. So I keep plugging along with my dream to make more lilac varieties readily available to the public. Wish me luck! And buy a lilac!