• Rhododendron Mist Maiden

    Hi My 3 year old rhododendron Mist Maiden is looking very yellow and looks stressed. I have added peat and food at the beginning of the season. It did not bloom (most of my Rhodos didn’t bloom this year.) but…

  • Using Dead Cedar Foliage as Mulch

    I am confused about the uses of fallen cedar foliage. My neighbor and I share a boundary cedar hedge (7 foot high, 20+ years old, zone 5, semi-arid climate, clay soil). The hedge is healthy and drops the normal amount…

  • Green branches growing in the middle of the trunk of red leaves tree

    Hello. I have a red leafed tree in my front yard . I don’t know the name of the tree. It was there when I bought the house. For the last few years there are few green leafed branches growing…

  • tiny front garden ideas

    Hello, My front is a just 18″ deep and about 10 feet long – it was once just concrete but we have recently removed it and placed a wooden barrier around it. The house is south facing so I am…

  • backyard garden

    We have a garden running around perimeter of backyard. However, we find it gets very muddy, and collects large puddles after rain. This makes dog cleanliness challenging. Is there a suggested material to place on surface of soil that might…

  • Garlic

    I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

  • mulch

    I have two questions. The first is, I have black cedar mulch on my garden at the moment that I put on in the spring. One person has told me I should remove that every fall. But I’ve also read…

  • Weed suppresion

    We are in Oshawa. We have several good sized perennial beds with decent loamy soil – well amended. They got a little out of control last summer, largely because I was away during prime gardening season. This year we dug…

  • mulch purpose.

    Hi –  I was wondering what is the purpose of using mulch around the trees? i don’t usually put it around but some of my neighbours do. Thanks a lot.…

  • Amending Clay Soil

    Hello, I’m writing from southern Manitoba, Canada. Our zone is a warm 3 and we have very sticky clay soil. We’ve been working it for 5 years now, and we’re still having a lot of trouble getting a proper yield…

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