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RE: lilac question


Did she prune hers three years ago?  Heard it takes
three years of growth to make that stem bloom.

Donna

--- Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
wrote:

> Pam, is there any obvious signs of distress on the
> leaves such as rust or
> other damage?  Is there any obvious ground pest
> damage?  Does your mother
> have a neighborhood dog who might like her Lilac a
> little too much when he's
> lifting his leg?  
> 
> This is the first year my lilac has bloomed for me
> at all.  I was tickled!
> It finally grew tall enough to stretch out to enough
> sun light.  It was NOT
> loaded, but it did bloom!  I know mine has been in
> too much shade, but it is
> really hard to find enough sun here for the shrub.  
> 
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Pam Evans
> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 2:05 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] lilac question
> 
> Since I don't grow these I could not answer mother's
> question yesterday.
> She has a 5-6 year old lilac tree.  It bloomed
> beautifully last year.  This
> year the blooms are very sparse, just a few little
> florets instead of a big
> mop.  Her friend Marge who lives close by has one
> doing beautifully as all
> the others around the area that she has seen. 
> Neither she or Marge prune
> theirs or fertilize them.  They get the same amount
> of rain, light and such
> and have the exact same soil.  So I could not figure
> out why mother's is not
> doing well, she says it appears healthy otherwise.
> 
> Any ideas?
> TIA
> 
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
> 
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