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South Dakota (Zone 4b)
May 28, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Last winter I moved into a new house so this is my second summer here. There is a row of lilac bushes on the property that is thin and produces very few blooms, maybe 10 blooms in a 20 yd row. It was the same last year as well. What can I do to encourage more blooms next year? And if possible, encourage more density within the row?
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Name: Sally
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May 28, 2020 9:42 AM CST
I just read about rejuventaing pruning of lilacs. Older stems don't bloom so well. There is a FIne Gardening article about it , may come up by googling as it did for me.
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Name: Luis
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May 28, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Lilacs grow best in full sun and in well-drained soil. If you grow them in partial sun or shade, they will not flower well. Raise the tree canopy or transplant them elsewhere.
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