• 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.…

  • Back and Side Yards

    I have taken several pictures of my backyard, but the Kodak program on my camera is not recognized by my MAC computer, so I will have to send the pictures from my IPad separately. The back yard & side yards…

  • Hicks Yew Patchy Brown After Winter

    Hi – please see attached picture of yews. I live in Oakville and although we had a long winter, it hadn’t been a really cold winter. My front yard has southern exposure so the sun is always facing the yews.…

  • Perennial Asters

    Should I cut the dead branches from last year off the aster clump or will the new growth come from those same branches?…

  • Bush Pruning

    The bush behind my bird feeder is new to me, should I prune in the spring or just shape? Here is the picture of the bush.  …