We went to a really awesome Lilac Farm in Acton, California. There were rows and rows of lilac bushes, some were in full bloom and others were just buds. Kate - our tour guide, told us that they can only sell the lilacs that are still in buds because people like them to last longer in their homes, we got to keep some of the already-opened ones.
Kate also said that once the lilacs are in a vase you can put hot water in them to make them last longer, but while they are still in the ground they need to be watered with very cold water. When putting lilacs in a vase, she told us that you need to cut a slit down the middle of the stem so then the water can reach the pipes that lead to the buds - because lilacs have a woody stem unlike daisies or roses.
We all got some nice photos of the flowers but the bees really caught my eye, here are a few of the photos that I took:
~posted by Micayla~