• Woodland border garden transition to forest

    I have a cottage property near the Rideau Lakes Region.  I would like to do some container vegetable gardening on the deck as well as introduce more native plants to my property?  How can I create a nice looking woodland ...

  • Bluebird lace cap hydrangea

    I live in the Toronto region and have been trying to find a bluebird lace cap hydrangea.  I unfortunately lost my only two in the garden a couple of years back.  I managed to get a subtle lilac flower.  They were so ...

  • How long can I leave 4 new emerald cedars in temporary containers

    Please help!  I have some question regarding 4 emerald cedars, I am going away for 1 week and I am worried about my new trees in plastic containers Will these trees be okay in the containers until May 2014? The picture below ...

  • London Plane tree

    I am very interested in knowing the history of London Plane trees in Toronto and southern Ontario.  They are truly majestic with a striking contrast in bark colouring.  I believe this species is 'native' to Iran and points east from ...

  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce – brown needles on one side

    I, and a lot of others in Toronto, have Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees which have browned on one side.  I suspect this may be due to the unusual winter.  What can be done to return them to green?

  • Rabbits eating bushes outside.

    This winter was harsh and the rabbits had no food here in forest ontario.  Our 2 bushes, I believe they are called Burning Bushes as they turn red in the fall.  They have been partially eaten.  Can I or should I ...

  • rejuvenation old lilac

    I had an old lilac bush cut back to stubs last summer.  Now I have a large number of shoots growing out of the old stubs.  I know I'm supposed to remove some of these shoots, but I don't know ...

  • Hardy camellia

    Where can I buy a hardy camellia?  I'm in Toronto, with sun & shade, and loam.

  • Apple Pollination

    I'm in the West end of Toronto near Bloor and Landsdowne.  I have an Empire apple tree in the backyard that gets lots of blossoms but very few apples (2-3 per year).  I don't know if this is a bee ...

  • Rabbit bitten burning bush

    My Burning Bushes have been bitten by Rabbits over the winter.  Can I cut them back now?

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