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bad lilacs


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lil16-Jun-07 07:22 PM EST 4b   
17-Jun-07 08:50 AM EST   
17-Jun-07 09:07 AM EST   
lil17-Jun-07 10:58 AM EST 4b   
rosegray18-Jun-07 12:05 PM EST   
elizabeth31-May-09 06:24 PM EST 3b   
Fred Perkins04-Jun-09 03:32 PM EST 4   
Fred Perkins04-Jun-09 03:32 PM EST 4   
Cynthia19-Jul-09 01:33 PM EST 4   
jim23-Jul-09 12:52 PM EST   
Gail 03-Jun-10 01:44 PM EST 6   


Subject: bad lilacs
From: lil
Zone: 4b
Date: 16-Jun-07 07:22 PM EST

So does anyone have an idea why my lilac tree did not bloom this year? I did NOT cut it back at the wrong time. I am an experienced gardener and this has not happened to me before. Thanks for your help!


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: (lisaadamo@hotmail.com)
Zone:
Date: 17-Jun-07 08:50 AM EST

I cut my lilac tree back last fall, and I did not have any lilacs this year either. When are you suppose to cut them back. Thanks, Lisa


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: (lisaadamo@hotmail.com)
Zone:
Date: 17-Jun-07 09:07 AM EST

I cut my lilac tree back last fall, and I did not have any lilacs this year either. When are you suppose to cut them back. Thanks, Lisa


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: lil
Zone: 4b
Date: 17-Jun-07 10:58 AM EST

They bloom in spring on old wood, which you probably cut off. But I didn't. I really need help with this.


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: rosegray
Zone:
Date: 18-Jun-07 12:05 PM EST

How long has this plant been in this spot? If it does not get the very early spring sun, then it will get very little if any blooms, even if it gets full sun later on in the season.If it is the plants' second year, you may have "shocked" it into blooming the first year of planting and it may still be in the wrong site. Cheers


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: elizabeth (elizabeth.quesnel@hotmail.com)
Zone: 3b
Date: 31-May-09 06:24 PM EST

not sure what zone we are but this lilac have been in the same spot for 8 years they did good all the other year but not this year i have four of them two are not doing as good leaf are very small and not too many this time around why


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: Fred Perkins (libandfred@hotmail.com)
Zone: 4
Date: 04-Jun-09 03:32 PM EST

Hello Bad year for a lot of garden friends. Our Lilac has done the same thing, heads built up and then withered just like frost wiped it out. I have new growth coming from the bottom that looks healthy. I lost Cut Leaf Elder x2, Dapne, Honeysuckle vine and it looks like two Gigantis Miscantus. Oh the joy of gardening HA HA HA


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: Fred Perkins (libandfred@hotmail.com)
Zone: 4
Date: 04-Jun-09 03:32 PM EST

Hello Bad year for a lot of garden friends. Our Lilac has done the same thing, heads built up and then withered just like frost wiped it out. I have new growth coming from the bottom that looks healthy. I lost Cut Leaf Elder x2, Dapne, Honeysuckle vine and it looks like two Gigantis Miscantus. Oh the joy of gardening HA HA HA


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: Cynthia
Zone: 4
Date: 19-Jul-09 01:33 PM EST

I was just given a baby Lilac tree (about 4 inches from the crown) and know nothing about them. Since the weather has been so bad (my old honeysuckle and dogwood bushes went bad), I'm afraid to plant my new lilac. Any advice as to where and when? I'd appreciate it very much as I am a new outdoor gardener. Thx.


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: jim (jim_sidey@hotmail.com)
Zone:
Date: 23-Jul-09 12:52 PM EST

someone told me to cut off all the old blooms after they had faded,so last fall i did, and i had more blooms this year than i have ever had, hope it works for you.


Subject: RE: bad lilacs
From: Gail
Zone: 6
Date: 03-Jun-10 01:44 PM EST

My lilac tree this year was covered in blooms which have now faded, however there is not one leaf on the tree and no sign of leaf buds. What is happening.


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