shade removal and blooming
Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:55 pm
I am beyond a newbie at gardening. You could go so far as to say I am a plant killer! I have a desire for a beautiful landscaped yard, with trees, shrubs, plants...the works. But I'm having a hard enough time with the lawn! Anyway, I have these lilac bushes, 10 feet tall. Been there long before we moved in. From reading websites, the shade from some trees that infiltrated the lilacs, are causing them not to bloom as much. So I've taken to pruning the trees and will remove a few of them. My question is will I see more blooms this year? Will they bloom more next year? And will the lilacs fill in the spaces where the trees were, without any help from me? My "brown thumb" is hereditary...my Mom killed a plastic plant! They melt when put over a heater! Thanks for any help.