Tip for a better blooming lilac bush


Okay, now that your lilac bush has finished blooming and you have all these dead flower heads, what do you do?


To encourage even more flowers next Spring, pinch off the dead head at the base, as shown. Next year instead of one flower on that stem, you’ll get two. Try it! And of course, you’ll be putting those dead flower heads in your compost pile to add organic matter to your soil.

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