I planted a lilac this spring, but how can I care for it during the winter snows. I live in central herkimer county. My bush has two main stems about a foot long.

The snow and cold won’t be a problem for your lilac but the deer will.  Pound 3 stakes in the ground that are taller than the lilac.  Then staple deer netting around and over the lilac to keep the deer from being able to nibble on the plant.  You’ll need to do this every fall until the lilac is tall enough for the flower buds to be out of reach of the deer.

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