I want to take a short moment and remind all of us when to prune a blooming shrubs. Blooming shrubs would include, but not limited to, Azaleas, Rhododendron, Lilac, Jane Magnolia, Forsythia, etc. These are the plants that bud out in the fall with the bloom in the early spring.
DO NOT prune these type shrubs in the fall. YOU WILL cut off next years bloom if you do. These type of plants need to be pruned right after they bloom in the spring.
Plants not included in this rule include, but not limited to…Crepe Myrtle, Hydrangea, Itea, etc. These type plants bloom off of the new growth it puts off in the spring time.