Lilac tree

Hi, I live in Barrie and this lilac tree is in part sun, sandy soil conditions. It was fine for a few years but last year it looked like it was starting to die. Top part of trunk looks dead…

Syringa Ludwig Spaethe standard lilac

I have 3 Syringa Ludwig standard lilac trees in my garden. They are 5 years old and bloom every year. This year, 2 are blooming but one is not. It has small buds, which are green inside, and the twigs…

Rose Stem Boring Insects

I live in Woodstock Ontario and I have been having trouble with boring insects doing significant damage to roses and lilacs as well as my other woody plants. I am now debating whether I should even prune my roses because…

Dwarf lilac

Unlike other dwarf lilacs in the neighbourhood, when mine bloom, the flowers appear below the green, rather than showing on the outside of the bush. They get lots of good sun, and do produce lots of flowers, but they do…

Cutting back lilac flowers

Hi there: Is it okay to trim last year’s lilac flowers in May/June being careful not to cut out new blooms in Eastern Ontario? I have regular lilacs and bloomerang lilacs.…

Miniature Lilac Bush

I live in downtown Toronto. The bush is in full sun against my front porch. There is a small garden it is part of and then a grass front. The miniature lilac bush was dug up from another garden last…

Lilacs

Is it late (July) to plant a lilac shrub and Would it grow in part shade on the west side of property…

Lilac Tree Problem

I have a lilac in my front yard grden that sends up very annoying shoots all over my garden all season long. It is back breaking trying to cut them out. I am getting fed up. Is there anything I…