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Lilacs

LILAC BUSH: 1) Attracts Butterflies 2) Grows 5 - 15 feet tall 3) Aromatic 4) Comes in 7 colors & blooms in spring/summer

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from Buzzle

Read This if You Don't Know How to Prune Lilac Bushes the Right Way

Guide to pruning and growing vital lilac bushes (since I plan to plant a few this spring!)

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from Gardening Know How

When And How To Prune A Lilac Bush

SOON TIME for TRIMMING!!!!! pruning lilac bushes is IMMIDEATELY after their flowering has ceased. This allows new shoots plenty of time to develop the next season of blooms. Pruning lilacs too late can kill young developing buds. If you are pruning lilac trees or shrubs entirely to within inches of the ground, it is best to do so in early spring. New shoots will develop during the regular growing season as long as there are a few healthy shoots left. link HOW TO PRUNE!!!

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Pruning Lilacs...and the best time to do it is just as the flowers finish up. Wait any longer and you are affecting next years blooms.

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from Flower Patch Farmhouse

How to Grow Lilacs

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from This Old House

Everything You Need to Know About Pruning and Dividing Plants

The best way to prune lilacs so that they bloom every year. | Photo: Anne B. Keiser/National Geographic/GettyImages | thisoldhouse.com

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