• Growing Camellia in Toronto

    Hi, I have recently brought a Camellia plant from England, and wondering if they can survive on the ground during winter in Toronto? Since England doesn't have cold/snow like Canada, they can survive well in the ground all year around. ...

  • Roses and serviceberry

    Hello, I am considering planting roses around the base of my Serviceberry to provide some additional visual interest in my garden. However I believe Serviceberry and roses are from the same genus - are they ok to plant together from a ...

  • Pear tree rust

    Hi, I am in Toronto and have 2 pear trees that are plagued with rust. Any fruit that begins to develop soon falls off. I spray with dormant oil/sulphur. I was removing infected leaves and being very careful to not let ...

  • Dead section on emerald cedar

    We live in Dorchester ON and back onto the pond and conversation area there. We planted 49 emerald cedars 3 years ago between ours and neighbours properties. There are 6 of them together that the back of the cedar ( ...

  • Novice mistake – planting too early?

    I was a little too anxious and planted a potted Korean dwarf lilac and hydrangea in the ground today. Both are about a foot tall. I've placed mulch around the roots to protect them but should I dig them back ...

  • Apt balcony trees and plants and flowers

    We just moved into a west facing apartment.  There is not much sun in the morning however the afternoon sun is very intense. We would like to have some small trees which we can leave out all year.  What would ...

  • Pagoda Dogwood

    We live in downtown Toronto and have a Pagoda Dogwood in our back yard. It stands 10- 12 feet tall in clayish soil, with a trunk around 4 inches. This spring it started to sweat from the top and the trunk ...

  • Spring care of Junipers

    Caring for juniper trees and shrubs in the spring When this spring do I remove the burlap I have put around juniper trees and shrubs and when do I fertilize these junipers? I have also been given conflicting info about what ...

  • where to buy plants to complement bamboo screen

    We'd like to create a privacy screen and would like to use bamboo (Phyllostachys) to achieve that effect. Can you recommend any shrubs/trees/grass that would complement the bamboo? Thank you.  

  • Cedar hedge

    Late last summer, we planted a cedar hedge. It ranges in height from 8' in the backyard to 14' in the front yard. We live on the Trent Canal in Bolsover (City of Kawartha Lakes). Now that we have gone ...

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