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,…

Lilacs

Three years ago I bought 3 small lilac shrubs which all had blooms on them. Last year only one had flowers. This year, again, only one (the same one) had flowers. The shrubs are about 4′ high and I planted…

Lilac blooms

I am looking for directions on how to cut lilacs and put them in vases without having them wilt.  I tried hot water but it didn’t seem to work.  Maybe the water was too hot.  Some suggestions would be greatly…

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…