• Cherry Tree -Black Knot

    My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

  • orchids

    something has begun to eat my orchid flowers can i spray with a mitacide ?…

  • Cats in Flower Bed

    How can I keep my cat out of the flower beds?…

  • Care of Small Citrus Plants

    Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used…

  • Giant Indoor Bird of Paradise Plant

    Hello Master Gardeners, I am writing with an indoor plant question. I am in Toronto but have planted a bird of paradise plant indoors which lives in a bathroom with a shower so is subject to some steam and flourishing.…

  • Rodents and Raised Garden Beds

    Hi, I live in East York.  I am building a raised garden bed. It’ll be about 32inches above ground, and I am using panels with chicken wire on top for rodents trying to climb in. I am wondering how concerned…

  • Ajuga Die Back

    Hi, I sent an enquiry in mid June to ask if you could help determine what the problem is with the Ajuga in my garden. All of a sudden the leaves became distorted and curled and shriveled. No other plants…

  • Flying Beetle

    Over the past 3 years my hibiscus and rose of sharon have been infested with flying bugs that breed on the plants. These insects have tough shells. I have tried soap/detergent solution but that does not work.How can I get…

  • Animals Digging Up Irises

    Hello, We have had our irises almost completely dig up. Can you tell from the below photos if it is possible to save and transplant them? Also how can I prevent this from happening again? We have lives here 6…

  • Infected Pear and Linden Trees

    Hello: I have a pear tree several years old. It still produces pears. It has small pears about the size of a nickel on it now. The leaves have these little black spots on the underside of the leave and…