Q - HELP, my lilac never blooms!

A - After a bit of back and forth to understand more about the site selection and maintenance of the lilac bushes, it was determined the pruning was being done at the wrong time of the year and as a resul, removing the new blooms before they had a chance to sprout. Lilacs show us their beauty in early spring, and shortly after the show ends, next season's blooms start to develop on new shoots. Prune lilacs right after the flowers are spent in the spring and not in the fall - fall pruning, while it won't hurt the plant, does remove all the upcoming spring blooms.

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