Emerald Cedars in distress

Last year I planted three 6 foot Emerald Cedars.  Two of them seemed to take just fine, but one did not.  It was replaced just a few weeks after purchase.  They seemed to be doing well going into and out…

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 (…

Emerald Cedar foliage eaten by deer

We live in Kingston, Ontario and had a very long and cold winter marked by freezing rain and snow. Next door is a conservation area where many deer live. They were lacking sufficient food given the winter condition and ventured…

Discoloured Cedars

I planted cedars along one of my fences for privacy from my neighbours. They’re each about 5′ tall and I’m hoping in a year or so, they’ll spread out a bit. The problem is that they began to yellow and…

a garden that doesn’t thrive

I have a front yard groundcover and hosta garden that I work at attentively. It is in North Riverdale in Toronto and the garden faces east. Sadly, this garden has not thrived in years despite attention, composting, watering, and the…

Pruning Clematis, Hydrangea and Emerald Cedars

Is April too early to prune Jackmani clematis? And I am confused about how to prune Blush Bride Hydrangea. Also I have some small (2 year old) Emerald cedars in my yard. Do I need to water them?…