We frequently get phone calls, letters and e-mails asking about the Commission and the planting and care of lilacs and wildflowers. Below are some of the most often asked questions that we recieve .
- What is the Governor’s Lilac and Wildflower Commission?
The Commission consists of members dedicated to the promotion and establishment of Lilacs and wildflowers throughout the state. The Governor's Lilac Commission was established in 1984. In an effort to help beautify New Hampshire's highways, the Commission assumed the additional responsibility of assisting in planting wildflowers. Because of these efforts, Governor Stephen Merrill renamed the Commission on August 1, 1995. Read more about the Commission…
- How can I get involved?
The Governor's Lilac and Wildflower Commission partners with New Hampshire garden clubs, schools, youth groups, and other public organization to promote planting of lilacs and wildflowers throughout the state. Below are some of the projects that the commission is currently participating in. Learn more…
- I would like to plant lilacs on my property. Got any tips on planting and care?
The best site for a lilac is an open area with good soil drainage. Full sun is best for maximum bloom. Shade part of the day will not materially reduce flowering but the amount of bloom will lessen as the amount of shade increases. Learn more about the planting and care of lilacs in our "Lilac Basics” section.
- I would like to plant a wildflower field on my property. How about some tips?
Wildflowers can provide an excellent, low cost alternative in large-scale, high maintenance situations, as well as a satisfying change from traditional urban landscaping. However, during their initial establishment period, wildflowers require as much maintenance as traditional plantings.. Learn more about the planting and maintenance of wildflowers in our “Wildflower Basics” section.