• Browning on Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    Hi there….we had a dwarf hinoki cypress in a pot all summer, waiting for the spot to plant. Finally we planted it at the front of the house in a NE exposure. Gets afternoon sun. we are Zone 6B. The…

  • yew or beech for hedging?

    Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

  • Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

    Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but…

  • Browning of Transplanted Cedars

    I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

  • Best Evergreens for Sandy Location

    CAN YOU SUGGEST THE BEST EVERGREENS FOR SANDY BEACH LOCATIONS. I have cedars but some did okay and others died.…

  • Globe Blue Spruce with Brown Needles

    I have a globe blue spruce on which the needles have begun turning brown. It looked very healthy earlier in the spring. It is in a garden facing north that has quite heavy clay soil. It is about three years…

  • Sudden Infestation of a Blue Spruce

    Hello, we have two dwarf blue spruce plants in our front yard and our neighbour has a very similar plant that she says is a “tree” rather than a dwarf – I’m not sure of the differences, but hers when…

  • Trimming an over grown globe cedar

    I have a globe cedar in my front yard. It was planted six years ago. At that time I was told that I was already 5 year old by the land scraper. Over the years my husband trimmed it a…

  • Plant Options in Front of a Window

    I have a front window that the front of it is bare. I have planted two small boxwood and hydrangeas. What else would you suggest that I put in to get the most impact?…

  • Thuya’s Top Browning

    I planted my Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) in a sunny spot 3 years ago.  My soil is not great, with lots of clay, but I try to make it more drainable every time I plant something.  It enjoyed healthy…

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