How to keep cut lilacs fresh. Cut in morning. Cut stem at 45 degree angle when flowers are still buds. Split stem up 1 inch and put directly in water. Lilacs not taller than times the height of vase. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Cut a handful of branches from your winter or early spring garden and bring them indoors. Then use our handy instructions to force them into beautiful bloom. Our tips work for lilacs, forsythia, and other flowering shrubs.