• White spots on Pagoda Dogwood bark

    I have 3 pagoda dogwoods in my Brampton garden. The soil is mostly clay, but has been amended over several decades with mulch and compost. The area gets sun most of the day with a few hours of ...

  • Japanese Maple Problems

    Hello. I am in Toronto therefore zone 6 I believe. I have a12 year old Xx Japanese maple in my south backyard that was healthy until this spring. It is protected by the garage on the south ...

  • Identifying backyard plant/weed

    Good day! We recently moved to a new house and have quite the jungle growing in the backyard. Wondering if you are able to identify this plant so we can learn about it. Not sure ...

  • Coocoons/snowball bushes

    My snowball bush has very many what look like two leaves glued together like a 'Hot Pocket' with some tiny blackish things too small to identify and also some whitish stuff inside . What to do with them? sorry, ...

  • Cherry Tree Diagnosis

    Im in North York. I have a Cherry Tree about 20ft tall in the backyard surrounded by two towering pines. It has flowered nicely, and is producing little green balls, so seems like cherries are coming. The ...

  • Violets in my lawn

    I live in Wasaga Beach, my lawn has become infested with violets to the point that the grass is no longer visible. I have tried weed killers but the violets are unaffected. The only thing I can ...

  • Hydrangea leaf curl

    I have just removed some leaves on a small hydrangea bush. There are several leaves curled and it looks like little black eggs inside. I have not seen any caterpillers. What should I do to prevent this. I ...

  • dead upper branches on lilac trees

    Hello: Our four lilac trees were doing beautifully till this year. They are about 10 years old so well established. This year there is too little bloom and many upper branches are black and look dry and dead. Should i prune them ...

  • Rampant Pill bugs eating live plants

    We are in East York and have a west facing house. We get extreme sun in the afternoon and have Sandy soil. Since moved in (5 years ago), there have been extensive pill bugs in our gardens (front ...

  • What is this weed and how to control it-rough cinquefoil

    I live in north Toronto. This particular weed (photo attached) has spread throughout my large naturalized garden and also the lawn. It seems to thrive on shade and hiding amongst perennials. It starts as a low whorl ...