lime on lilacs
April 2 in Kentucky I put four 2-gallon cans of hydrated lime/water solution around the very old lilac bushes, which at that time had buds. 3 weeks later I was back there and the buds now had little brown husks on them. One week after that they are forming seeds. So...did they bloom in that three week period and did I miss them, or did I do them damage with the hydrated lime and they just dried up? Never have used this product on lilacs before; bought it for something else.
They did bloom beautifully the year before and I am told that other lilacs around town did bloom.