• Planting lilac in late April

    Can I plant a lilac in Toronto in April, or is it too early?…

  • Japanese Lilac Rejuvenation Prune

    I have a Japanese Lilac in my back yard. It’s about 6 feet tall, with only 4 slim (4 inches around?) trunks on it – it’s not a large tree. It has grown askew due to reaching for sunlight. The…

  • Irregular Lilac Blossom

    Hi – we are here in Toronto and recently discovered this irregular bloom and stem and foliage on our lilac bush. It’s flat and corduroy looking – see photos below. Do you know what would cause this? Many Thanks!…

  • How do I take bouquets of lilacs indoors without them wilting?

    I have a Persian lilac bush, and like to bring bouquets indoors. But how do I keep the blossoms from wilting? I have heard that using hot water in the vase is helpful. Do you have any other advice? Thank…

  • Lilac pruning

    I have a lilac tree, I.e. Only one trunk coming up from ground. It has been among trees which have now been removed and the lilac is very straggly. It is in flower now and after it has finished flowering…

  • Pruning a standard lilac

    My gardener planted a standard lilac in June this year. The blooms were not plentiful. I have not pruned the tree so far. I live in zone 5 and it is now October. Should I remove the dry blooms now?…

  • Lilac bush and peeling bark from maple tree

    Hi, there. I have a few gardening problems I need help with. I have a lilac bush in the backyard that was planted over 13 years ago. Every year it blooms and has been bushy and healthy. This year in…

  • Lilacs with curly stems

    my lilacs have these curly stems that remind me of climbing vines. I have had these lilac bushes for years and have only noticed this phenomenon this year. I have amended the soil with compost and mulched them about 2…

  • Dark purple and Blue lilacs

    I am looking to purchase dark shades of lilacs. Am looking in the Nurseries in Toronto but they are so difficult to find. Any suggestions? Also can I grow from cuttings?…

  • Pruning lilac

    I have an old lilac bush which was cut down to rejuvenate it about 2 years ago. It grew back with numerous shoots. I removed a lot of them and kept just a few. Those few have grown very tall,…

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