It is an amazing year for the lilacs.
Last year, we got a freeze that did in most of the lilac buds. I throughly pruned the lilac bushes last year and am being rewarded with a lot of flowers this year. The lilac bushes are the only bushes that were here when we bought our house and I've left them where they were. One is in the front yard and one is in the back yard. They were very neglected when I got them. There was a lot of serious pruning the first three years. And, I do have to spray them each spring to keep the ash lilac bore from killing off canes. I spray when they start to bloom and then every two weeks through May unless it rains a lot. Then, they get sprayed sooner. I wish you could smell the lilacs. The scent is intoxicating!
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