• Pruning a pagoda dogwood

    Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

  • Pruning tall cedars to promote lower growth?

    I live in Calgary and have managed to grow two gorgeous cedars in the east side of my home for the past twenty years. This past horrific winter, mule deer came into our neighbourhood for the first time, to forage,…

  • Mature smoke bush winter kill

    This 30+ yr old smoke bush is in Toronto and has suffered winter kill this past winter over most of it. Although about 1/6 th of it has slowley come back and there is some new growth on some of…

  • Dying or dried up Hydrangea

    Our Hydrangea is dying – at least we think so, last year it was beautiful very colourful and has been over the years. But this year the new leaf buds came out then the hot heat in May, probably finished…

  • how do i prune my Norfolk Island Pine

    Hello, My indoor-grown Norfolk Island Pine began life as a potted Christmas tree. As the tree grew, I realized that, in fact, there were 2 separate trees within the 1 pot, giving the illusion of a fuller tree for the…

  • Weigela Florida

    I have three weigela’s they get full sun from 1pm till 6pm. It is very hot sun. Last fall I trimmed them just about an inching on some branches. I covered them with mulch about 1 to 2 inches. One…

  • Ailing Weigela

    Hi, this weigela used to be so full and lovely, now there are many dead branches. It gets more sparce each year. I had cut back branches from another tree above it but that isn’t helping. Is it dying, is…

  • Species Tulips

    Hi, I’m writing from Kitchener, ON. I am growing a mixture of species tulips for the first time this year. (I planted last fall.) They bloomed beautifully and are now forming attractive seed pods. I know that it is advisable…

  • Trumpet vine

    I was gifted a yellow trumpet vine yet I am concerned about the potential invasiveness and vigor of this vine for my small Toronto yard. I have not planted it. Although beautiful I do not want to plant something that…

  • Cutting back lilac flowers

    Hi there: Is it okay to trim last year’s lilac flowers in May/June being careful not to cut out new blooms in Eastern Ontario? I have regular lilacs and bloomerang lilacs.…

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