• Camperdown Weeping Elm

    Leaf Miner and dead branches pruned out. Always used Cygon 2. Think no longer available. 2 methods add ring around trunk or my choice was TSP full around the drip line spaced out. 1 Tea spoon of Cygon for every…

  • Japanese Beetle

    Toronto- climbing hydrangea, afternoon sun.  What is the insect?

  • Bugs on the Balcony

    My husband and I have a thriving little garden on our 8th floor balcony. We are growing tomatoes, cucumber, vining beans, pole beans, radishes, zucchini, kale, and a variety of flowers and herbs. However, this year there has been so…

  • What’s “Bugging” my Coneflower?

    I believe I’m in zone 6 or 6a. I’m at spadina and st Clair in Toronto. The garden faces north and gets sun from ?? To ?? Clay soil that I had compost added at least once every spring and…

  • Magnolia Shrub (approx. 14 inches high and 20 inches wide.)

    the leaves look like a bug is eating leaves (chewing edge of leaves and into leaf) also very few flower bubs. Shrub is about 5 years old. Also some brown and black spots.…

  • Clematis

    Something is cutting off my 20 year old clematis stems near the growing tips. Diatomaceous earth has not helped. I have not seen this problem ever before. Only one of my multiple clemati is affected. It is trained onto an…

  • Red Beetles on Tiger Lilies

    I have two questions: My lilies are spread apart and I would like to know what to plant around and under them? Also I have those annoying red beetles which I try to pick off daily.  I used to use…

  • Ailing Japanese Maple

    I live in mid-town Toronto and have an ailing 30 year old Japanese Maple.  It is a lovely 30 foot plus tree, and it has added to the beauty and charm of my home.  However, in the last while I…

  • Identify a plant

    I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

  • Green ash over 50 yrs. loses a lot of leaf parts

    Leaves fall and there is some subsequent regrowth but not full.…

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