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Care Basics for Beautiful Lilacs

May 14, 2019 11:24:48 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide Plants & Flowers


For a lot of us northern gardeners, lilacs are landscape essentials we can’t live without. Until their delicious fragrance permeates our yards and homes, spring is incomplete. Reliable and low-maintenance, lilacs can flourish for decades with very little care. By planting several types of lilacs, from early bloomers to late-blooming types, you can prolong your bloom party by several weeks. All it takes is good site selection, proper water and fertilizer, and timely pruning to keep lilacs at their blooming peak.

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How to Winterize Your Shrub Roses

Nov 4, 2014 10:45:09 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Problem Solvers Gardening 101 How-to Guide

How to Winterize Your Shrub Roses – It's that time of year again to winterize your shrub roses. The end of November is the best time to insulate the base with a little extra mulch for the long winter ahead.

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