• Mother-Daughter Gardens. A bond, a comfort and a continuation.

    My mum, really misses her garden and I’m going my best to keep her magical world alive, despite the move to a retirement home. Mum, just moved into a retirement home near me. She was responsible for creating a garden…

  • Japanese Maple With Swollen Trunk

    Hello, I have a red, bloodgood ,Japanese maple tree that is about 15 years old, and 14 ft. in height. There is a swelling around it’s trunk, about a foot above ground, with some small vertical cracks in the bark…

  • Pruning a Japanese Maple

    Can you please assist in how to best prune a mature Japanese Maple? It is healthy, about 5 feet tall and about the same width. The tree is about 7 years old and doing well. It needs to be trimmed…

  • Red Leafed Branch on Green Japanese Maple

    I have a Mikazuki Japanese Maple planted in a protected corner of my south facing backyard in Toronto. The tree leafs out red in the spring and gradually turns a variegated green over the course of the summer. Recently I…

  • Planting a Japanese Maple Close to House

    Hi I am considering planting a red dragon Japanese maple that can grow to 10 feet tall 3 feet from my house in a new flower bed. Is this safe to do for the foundation of the house? Walking around…

  • Japanese Maple for Zone 3?

    Just wondering if you have a variety of Japanese Maple that can survive winter in a zone 3. I live in Saskatchewan and am interested especially in a smaller type and where can I order one.…

  • Japanese Maple Tree

    About half of the leaf buds froze this Spring, so all these branches are bare. Will these branches recover next spring? Is there anything I should be doing to help the recovery? I reside in West Hill. My property backs…

  • White Insects on Mature Japanese Maple Trunk and Branches

    We have a very mature Japanese maple in south Toronto, east of High Park- likely over 30 years old. Today I noticed masses of white flat oval insects on areas of the trunk and to a lesser degree on some…

  • Ukigumo Maple – Wilt ?

    Toronto part shade/sun 4/5 foot high japanese maple planted 2016 Ugi Gumo Its problem appears to be WILT. What can be done to save the tree?…

  • Japanese Maple Green Variety

    I am looking into purchasing a green variety Japanese maple, ideally a Katsura, but I cannot find a store that carries it at the moment. It will be in a partial shade area (afternoon sun), and I need something that…

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