• Pruning Hibiscus Tree

    My hibiscus tree is 15 feet high but this year is the worst for the centre branches dying. I haven’t pruned them out yet but I do fertilize, water regularly and it usually has a beautiful showing, although the japanese…

  • Japanese Lilac not blooming

    Dollard des Ormeaux QC (west end on Island of Montreal) Planted 5 years ago. Full sun At the base of the tree I’m growing Thyme is that counter indicated?  Very few blooms this year, not over watered or fertilized –…

  • Dwarf lilac

    Unlike other dwarf lilacs in the neighbourhood, when mine bloom, the flowers appear below the green, rather than showing on the outside of the bush. They get lots of good sun, and do produce lots of flowers, but they do…

  • Spiral Topiary Boxwoods

    We live in Toronto just west of Yonge Street, South of St. Clair. Last year we planted several spiral boxwood plants down our driveway. Can you please recumbent someone who specializes in topiary pruning, as I understand that to create…

  • 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…