• Pruning Mature White Cedar Trees

    I live in Toronto. My back yard has a hedge of 40-50 ft. white cedar trees. The branches have spread 6-8 feet from the truck. I would like to prune the branches back to 4 feet. Will this harm the…

  • Overwintering ferns

    I am keeping my ferns in the basement for the winter. Should I trim the ferns back while inside during the winter?…

  • Cleaning up clematis

    My 12 year old clematis is deep purple in colour and blooms in spring. It grows up the side of my house, but the bottom is a tangled mess of dead stems/bush under all the new growth. How do I…

  • Money Tree

    I have a 4 year old Money Tree that is a bit on the large side.I was wondering how do I tame it, or minimize it.As you can see it’s close to 5ft tall. It stands on a 18 inch…

  • Pruning a hydrangea tree

    When and how does one prune these? I have two at the entrance to my home. They are the type with a long trunk and branches just near the top. They become top heavy in rain and snow and have…

  • Pruning climbing rose

    My climbing rose has grown some very long canes after pruning after the first flowering. It is now going into fall and there are a few shoots that are very long and might break off in winter. Can I cut…

  • How to / can I trim a damaged globe cedar?

    My mother lives in Sault Ste Marie and has two globe cedars planted in front of her house. A couple of winters ago, the covers were not installed correctly and the snow sliding off the roof fell heavily onto the…

  • Pruning weigela

    Now that flowering is over, the stalks are covered with the remains of the flowers. Do I cut off all the stalks that flowered, and when?…

  • Pruning Schedules

    Hi there,I have an assortment of shrubs that I’m wondering what sort of pruning schedule, if any, applies. I know that shrubs that bloom on new wood can be done early but how early and just how much should I…

  • Pruning Clematis, Hydrangea and Emerald Cedars

    Is April too early to prune Jackmani clematis? And I am confused about how to prune Blush Bride Hydrangea. Also I have some small (2 year old) Emerald cedars in my yard. Do I need to water them?…