• Pruning a young purple robe locust

    Hello, Just last summer (2015) I planted a 16′ purple robe locust in my west-facing front yard in Toronto. We fertilized and watered this plant aggressively and it has now grown to about 30′ and is really taking hold. Is…

  • False Spirea

    I live near Philadelphia, Pa. and have a False Spirea that blooms in August. When can I start to prune it and trim it back; it’s starting to get overgrown?.…

  • Tree Peonies and Hydrangea Vine

    How and when can I prune my tree peony. It has branches laying on the ground and looks very sloppy. My hydrangea vine has been in the ground well over five years and has never bloomed. It looks as healthy…

  • Mountain Ash Tree

    When is the best time to trim the tree?…

  • pinky-winky tree form

    Last fall my two year old pinky was attacked by a buck before I could surround the plant with a wire frame. He ripped off several lower branches and the shrub look lopsided and very sad. I decided to tidy…

  • Pruning a Jade Plant

    Hello I have a Jade plant that is very important to me. It is an indoor plant. We do not get much sun indoors so I have been putting it out on my balcony lately. It has long hanging branches…

  • Pruning Smoke Bush

    Hi, I just bought a smoke bush and although it does not need pruning yet, I have been reading about it so I can care for it properly. I came across one of your guides for pruning it. It says…

  • Overgrown vines

    Hello, we recently moved into our house in Parkdale (Toronto). The backyard came with several sets of pretty overgrown vines. I can identify a honeysuckle and a Virginia creeper though I believe there’s at least one other as well. I’m…

  • Pruning a Willow Tree

    My 15 year old willow tree has most of its branches on one side thanks to my neighbors aggressive trimming of branches he didn’t like. I would like to start some new branches to balance out the tree. How can…

  • 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…