• Fast growing tall evergreen hedge for privacy that needs no pruning

    I would like to plant a fast growing evergreen privacy hedge that doesn’t need pruning. My zone is 6 with early morning sun becoming shady. The soil is sand. I would be planting it against a wire fence that is…

  • White pines are dying

    I have 2 small white columnar pines.  One died over the winter and the second pine does not appear to be doing very well.  While the needles are still green, the tips are tinged with brown.  The top is singed…

  • Emerald cedars bent over from snow

    I have 2 emerald cedars about 7 feet tall. Several of the ‘boughs’ were bent over from a heavy snowfall in the winter. Although I broomed off the snow when I discovered it, the branches did not swing back into…

  • Cedar Boughs – Can they be used as Mulch?

    After pruning a living fence of Eastern White Cedar (Thuja), is there anything I can do with the branches?  Are these prunings OK to use for mulch on young maple trees?    …

  • Tall Coniferous Trees for Privacy

    This spring we are getting rid of an extremely tall 30+feet Juniper that is weak, scraggly and quite past its expiry date. Unfortunately when it goes, so will our privacy. There is a 40-foot section of fence that it stands…

  • Narrow and Tall Privacy Screen

    We live in Winnipeg, zone 3, with a small yard, and 3 foot space to plant a privacy screen along a 50 foot wood fence. There have been drainage problems in our yard, and last year we had some landscaping…

  • Cedar Hedge

    Hello. I had cedars installed before the winter. They were green but now have turned brown. They feel good to the touch and nothing is falling off. I am just wondering if this is normal or not. I believe they…

  • Sweetbox

    Can anyone tell me if the Sarococca Confusa is a good plant to grow in Toronto? I need a plant that grows in a flowere bed up against the front side of my house that virtually gets little to no…

  • When to Transplant Evergreens

    What are suitable seasons for transplanting evergreen hedge shrubs? Is winter okay?…

  • Weeping Spruce

    We live in Toronto (Rosedale) and the soil has a tendency to be Clay like. Our Weeping Spruce was about 8 years ago and does not seems to be happy with branches near the base dying and some slight signs…