• Taylor Junipers

    I have been hard pressed finding Taylor Junipers here in Toronto. I have found a few but want to know how well they do in Toronto. Before I go and spend money I would like to know how well they…

  • My evergreens are dying

    So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

  • Globe Cedar pruning

    The inside of my globe cedars are for all intents and purposes are ‘dead’. Nothing green just wood. I’ve pruned them and them look awful !! Will they rejuvenate in time ?    

  • Fast growing privacy evergreens.

    We recently had neighbor chop down 30 foot tall evergreens along the fence which has completely blighted the view from our property. I need to plant shrubs that will grow to about 15 feet, be fast growing and attractive. We…

  • 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…

  • browning cedars

    I planted several emerald cedars from our local nursery last fall, in the flowerbeds at my children’s school. Most of the cedars have thrived, but the group that is in a corner with constant southern exposure have browned badly. I…

  • Difficult gardening area

    I have a space approx 12 ft x 4 ft. It has a wooden wall (separating it from the driveway along one long edge, a short concrete wall (15 inches high) on the other long edge and the house along…

  • Hedge trimming times

    What is the best time of year to trim a (swamp?) cedar hedge (in Scarborough)? We would like to trim it in August if possible, but we don’t want to ruin the hedge either.…

  • Pruning weeping Alaskan cedar

    I have a Weeping Alaskan Cedar that may need pruning. (I attached a photo, hopefully you can see it.) It seems to have 2 leaders (each about 3′ tall) in addition to the main tree (4′ tall). One coming from…

  • beginner’ s question – periwinkle and some mixed questions

    Hello, not only I am a complete beginner but I wonder if there’s is even a bit of green in my thumb, yet, I know what I like and I have finally been able to have a small vegetable garden…