• Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut ...

  • Best Hedging Trees?

    Hi, We are looking for the best (and cheapest) low maintenance evergreen hedge to plan in our backyard close to the fence line to have privacy from the backyard neighbour whose house is much higher and we have full visibility into ...

  • Eugenia Topiary

    I have a Eugenia topiary outside in a large urn; it can freeze here in Portland Oregon.  Temps can get down to 30 degrees F (-1 C)  some nights.  I covered it with plastic last night, will this protect it? ...

  • Pruning Overgrown Globe Cedar

    We have some overgrown globe cedars that need pruning badly.  They are currently blocking our front door and we are worried about security.  Any ideas on how we can cut these back.  We are in Western Canada, zone 4A. See attached picture:

  • Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

    I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it's pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in ...

  • Browning on Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    Hi there….we had a dwarf hinoki cypress in a pot all summer, waiting for the spot to plant. Finally we planted it at the front of the house in a NE exposure. Gets afternoon sun. we are Zone 6B. The ...

  • Winterizing / Insulating Balcony/Terrace perennial gardens

    We have several perennials in large pots on an exposed terrace. Cedars, Pine, Hydrangeas and Dog Wood. We made a mistake and didn't create insulated containers. We need to find a box/product or some way to insulate the pots to prevent any freeze/thaw ...

  • Soil Preparation and Planting

    Hello, I'm inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1. 5"- 9" of fresh triple mix on ...

  • Hicks Yew Hedges and Baltic Ivy

    Hi, We have a garden designed by a landscaper which calls for: 1. a 1ft tall yew hedge 2. a 3 ft tall yew hedge 3. a 4-5ft tall yew hedge - but want it to be not 3ft thickness, looking for a skinnier ...

  • Ailing Yews

    I have a row of clipped cone yews facing north that I planted a couple of years ago when I installed a new garden. They are about a foot or so away from a fence. On the other side of ...