Lovely lilacs

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    October 15, 2011 — Diseases attack them! Wasps eat their bark! And yet we love our lilacs. Mike McGrath helps you correctly care for these beautiful Spring bloomers. Plus your fabulous phone calls.

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    Question of the Week

    I have a “patch ” of lilacs, (i.e., one big bush with multiple canes). Every year a white flaky substance appears on the trunks and branches, as well as a white coating on many of the leaves. A lot of the branches covered with the dreaded white stuff are dead the next spring. What can I do? Get the answer »

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