Poor Showing: Lilacs
This year, my otherwise prolific lilacs bloomed very poorly. They formed buds but then never opened. I am guessing the weather confused them--they seemed to form buds quite late (due to the cold spring?) and then with the very hot and dry weather, I am guessing they didn't have what it took to bloom. Maybe 6-8 puny blossoms on each of several large lilac bushes. The buds are still there, tight and dry.
Has anyone else in upstate NY observed similar problems? Does anyone know why this is happening?