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Gazette Gardener: Proper pruning, circulation can help lilacs bloom, thrive

Lilacs too big? Or, too scraggly? If you want your lilacs to be at their best next season, now is the time to prune.
Lilacs too big? Or, too scraggly? If you want your lilacs to be at their best next season, now is the time to prune.
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Between now and the end of June is the best time of year to tend to lilac bushes. So I thought it would be good to address some commonly asked questions. Q: My lilac hasn’t bloomed since the first year it was planted. Any ideas on why? It grows a lot of green leaves and looks healthy. A: This is a common question. First, consider the location. Lilacs need full sun and well-drained soil. Another ...

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