• Planting a lilac

    When is the best time to plant a lilac on the west facing side of my home?…

  • Hedging for Toronto

    Greetings! We are looking at installing a privacy hedge along the perimeter or most of the perimeter. We really like manicured looking hedges and we would like to go with something like a Beech, Hornbeam or possibly Yew or Privet.…

  • Lilac ‘Palibin’ not blooming

    My Lilac tree (Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’) is not giving much bloom and I wonder whether to take it out completely.  I measured the circumference of the tree and it is 7″…

  • Japanese Lilac

    I bought a Japanese Lilac Tree ( Ivory Silk) in 2012. Each year it has a had a few lilacs but this year it has not had any. The leaves look healthy and it has got bigger but I don’t…

  • Lilac candidate for rehab

    Albeit belatedly, this spring we pruned back the Arctic Willow that had deprived our lilac of light. Given the lilac’s current shape (photo attached) I’m unsure how, or whether, pruning might restore some lower branches to grow. How severely can…

  • Pruning a standard lilac tree

    Hi, I have an old standard lilac tree that is getting too big to hold up the branches with the flowers & leaves out. the tree is about 18 years old now….beautifully large round lollipop….but is now too heavy and…

  • Transplanting a 6 ft. Lilac

    I’d like to move a 6 ft. lilac to another part of my yard.  The current location is becoming more shady so the lilac is losing shape as it stretches to the light.  Is a 6 ft. lilac too big…

  • Noxious Weeds

    I would like to plant a garden with Lilacs, Lambs Ear, Daisies and Forget me not. I am not permitted to grow any noxious weeds where I live. Are any of these plants noxious weeds, poisonous or cause bad allergies?…

  • lilac under a big tree

    I had a large tree removed this spring. Under it is a lilac bush which is growing, but is spindly and lacking vigour. What should I do?…

  • Lilac – pest or disease?

    my lilac – estimated 40 -60 years old is weeping and foaming (see photo) what I assume is sap (the yellow jackets are all over it so it must be sweet). the tree had a bumper crop of blooms this…

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