• Cattleya orchid not blooming / how to rebloom Kalanchoe

    1. I have a Cattleya orchid which I have been attempting to rebloom for 5 years.  Every summer a flower spike shoots up.  The flower pod opens and the bud attempts to open but it turns black and withers.  Help please? Also, 2.  How can I ...

  • Ugly brown spots on oak leaves, I think it is galls of some kind

    I would like to chop up some oak leaves and use as mulch in the Rhodo... acidic bed, but with lots of the leaves covered with brown spots, will I be spreading a disease?

  • Scale on Frangipani & Mealy Bugs on Orchids

    I have a 5 ft. deciduous frangipani growing in a container which I put outside in the summer and bring in for the winter.  The frangipani has scale which I am treating with a spray of 1 cup alcohol to ...

  • weeds

    We live in Markham, Ont. We were away all the summer. We had a company just cut and trim our lawn. On our return there are huge patches of weeds of all kinds and large bare spots. Our lawn is ...

  • Emerald Cedars turning brown

    I planted 10 6-7 ft emerald cedars in the spring. I live in an area on Vancouver Island that sees a fair bit of moisture just a few hundred feet from the ocean (eastern side). The trees seemed to be ...

  • Spruce problem

    I have a large spruce tree in my back yard in Toronto, which must be at least 30 feet high. The tree is over 20 years old and back yard faces south. It has been very healthy for all those ...

  • Emerald Ash Waste Disposal

    Is it safe to take fall ash leaves from the Toronto area to the Barrie area for composting purposes as there are some dead ash trees in my neighbourhood? I believe that the Emerald Ash Borer is likely within the ...

  • control of magnolia scale

    Is there a good control for magnolia scale? A life stage (nymph or adult) and time of ;year the scale is more vulnerable? The site is full sun and the other plants in the bed are growing well but this ...

  • Japanes Maple

    Cut leaf weeping Japanese Maple's (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet') leaves are drying up and falling off. The twigs also look like they are drying out. Whole branches have lost leaves and ...

  • Mushroom unknown

    I found a mushroom growing in my yard that I have never seen before. After searching the internet, I was not able to fine a match or identify it. My concerns are if it is poisonous and / or an ...

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