In January I had Himself prune my lilacs way back. They were four to five feet higher than the eaves of the shed and blooming mainly on the top. That wasn't helping me get cut flowers for inside!
I was afraid I wouldn't get many blooms this year but they responded beautifully!
However, Spring didn't respond so wonderfully. We had snow on the 7th, with sub freezing temps predicted for several nights following.
At least I was able to enjoy a few vases full of lilacs...