• Composting tomato plants with blight

    My tomatoes had a lot of blight this year; there were good tomatoes growing right beside diseased ones, which I discarded regularly. Can I compost the rest of the tomato plants? They look okay, no rust, etc. on the leaves.…

  • Chinch Bugs

    I own a home in central Toronto. New sod was laid in early September 2016, and we have a sprinkler system in use. We went away on vacation for two weeks recently (early August) and came home to find that…

  • Ajuga Die Back

    Hi, I sent an enquiry in mid June to ask if you could help determine what the problem is with the Ajuga in my garden. All of a sudden the leaves became distorted and curled and shriveled. No other plants…

  • Crabapple Trees

    I have three crabapple trees that bloomed beautifully in the spring but I’ve noticed that they didn’t leaf out nicely. The leaves seem to be really small. The tree looks sparce. They actually look sickly. I’ve noticed that of other…

  • Sick Burning Bush

    Hi master gardener, The last few years my burning bush has had curling leaves at the tips. This year whole branches have crispy brown leaves. These appeared suddenly. Two weeks ago they were green. It’s in a sunny, south facing…

  • Black Fungus on Pussy Willow

    Hello: I had a pussy willow tree that developed a black fungus on the bark. It looked like black paint had been spilled on the truck and branches. I took the tree down but now there is lots of new…

  • Infected Pear and Linden Trees

    Hello: I have a pear tree several years old. It still produces pears. It has small pears about the size of a nickel on it now. The leaves have these little black spots on the underside of the leave and…

  • Leaves Turning Brown on Shrub Roses Planted Last Fall

    Located in Kawarthas roses get full sun all day used lots of good soil . Sprayed insecticide soap and removed brown stems of rose. Can the rose bush be saved. Did find an army or two on warm on the…

  • Veggie and Plant Issues

    I am adding a few pictures with 3 various problems. The spinach and collard in my vegetable garden has the same problem as I had last year. I have a box with very good organic soil. All my other vegetables…

  • Plum Tree

    Hi! I am sending you a picture of my plum tree. Do you know what the black growth is? What should I do with it? Thank you, Kate

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