Gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, to residential back gardens including lawns and foundation plantings, and to container gardens grown inside or outside. Gardening may be very specialized, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a variety of plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants, and tends to be labor-intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry. (Full article...)
Syringa vulgaris (Lilac or Common Lilac) is a species of Syringa in the olive family, Oleaceae, native to the Balkans in southeastern Europe, where it grows on rocky hills. Lilacs are a very common ornamental plant found in gardens and parks, because of the attractive, sweet smell of its flowers. Most garden plants are cultivars, with flowers varying from white to dark lilac; some have double flowers with the stamens replaced by extra petals.