Thursday, April 21, 2011


The fragrance of lilacs fill the air. A sure sign that spring is in full force.

Plant your lilacs where they will get a lot of sun, they need at least 6 hours of sun to bloom well. Be sure to prune your lilacs right after the blooming season. The buds form over the summer, so fall pruning will cut off the flower buds resulting in less blooms the next year. If you remove spent blooms before they go to seed the plant will have more energy to put towards next years flower buds. Fertilize the lilacs with a good tree and shrub fertilizer, like Espoma Tree-Tone, after the lilac blooms in the spring and then again in late fall.
You can't beat the smell of lilacs! Come by any of our 3 Family Tree Nursery locations to get a lilac for your yard. We have plenty to choose from! Happy Spring!

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