• Hydrangea

    I live in Larchwood, IA, zone 4. My hydrangea tree grew a large branch while I was recuperating from surgery. The top was very heavy with flowers and it was approx.3″ in diameter before I saw it. I want to…

  • Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

    Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but…

  • Pruning Passion Flower

    I have a large passion flower plant that I have successfully overwintered in my home for three winters…put it out in the summer and it seems quite happy – lots of amazing flowers!! It has a lot of dead stems…

  • Fig Tree Maintenance in Toronto

    I was lucky enough to buy a house with a mature fig tree, but had no chance to inquire about maintenance. Noticed some pictures with burlap wrapping in winter and some heavy pruning on old and new branches as well.…

  • Hydrangea Problem

    Is my hydrangea salvageable? It is in a sunny spot in clay soil. How and when should I prune it? Thank you…

  • Unknown Type of Clematis Pruning

    My daughter moved into a house last fall with a huge clematis on the southwest wall of the garage. There were no signs of bloom. We didn’t prune it as we didn’t know the type. This year it did not…

  • Pruning Beech Hedges

    We planted a row of 7 beech hedges, 7 years ago. They seem to be doing well, however are reaching for sunlight because they are partially overshadowed by a larger maple. Of course we would like them to grow together…

  • Cedar Hedges

    We live east just off the island of Montreal. We have a 10-foot high cedar hedge & wish to reduce the height. Can we cut it by 1 foot? 2 feet? Or more without killing the cedars? When is the…

  • Trumpet Vine, Wild Grape, Climbing Hydrangea

    I have 3 vines I would ideally like to remove or at least reduce as much as possible. How do I prune without encouraging too much growth? Zone 6 (close to the bluffs on lake Ontario), soil is clay 1)…

  • Boxwood Hedges

    I think I have not been trimming my boxwood hedge properly. The branches are falling off to the sides and after a rain there are gaps where the branches are too heavy to retain the shape I have trimmed them…