everblooming lilacs

I have two everblooming lilacs which were professionally planted last year in a large planter on my terrace. This spring they had lots of blooms and were lovely. They now however look bedraggled and did not bloom again. Their leaves…

Lilac Cuttings

Hi there. I garden in zone 5b in Whitby. I have a gentle south-facing slope with clay soil. I removed a ‘Sensation’ lilac sucker last year, and planted in my front yard garden. However, I’d like to move it to…

Cleaning Cut Flowers

I was wondering if you had any tip on how to get cut flowers “clean” of small insects before getting into the house. I’m lucky enough that a neighbour let’s me cut a few of her beautiful peonies and lilacs…

rejuvenation old lilac

I had an old lilac bush cut back to stubs last summer.  Now I have a large number of shoots growing out of the old stubs.  I know I’m supposed to remove some of these shoots, but I don’t know…