• Pruning Purpleleaf Sand Cherry Shrubs

    I live in Niagara Falls (Zone 6b) and have recently planted a second purpleleaf sand cherry; the first one has been in the ground since 2015. The older shrub is in the back yard and receives full sun, while the…

  • Lilac Tree Pruning

    The scenario described on your page re lilac trees described my problem exactly. However, I cannot reach the top and it is one section of the tree that is obviously dying. Do I need to cut the top and ALL…

  • Rose of Sharon

    When and how do I prune my rose of sharon? Buds have not appeared as yet.…

  • Rose Pruning Risks After Leafing?

    I think I’ve waited too long to prune my roses, since they’ve begun to leaf.  What could happen when pruning the roses, in west end toronto, if they’re established bushes? Should I take any other precautions, other than making sure…

  • Pinching out new Clematis Growth

    I have been growing clematis on a trellis in full sun for a few years now.  My trellis is only 4ft high and I don’t want to increase the height as it will block out the view of the rest…

  • Pear Tree After Pruning

    The pear tree in my backyard is at least 30 years old. I had it pruned for the first time ever, by an arborist, two years ago. There were signs of small scale trellis rust. The tree flowered nicely last…

  • hydrangea tree prunning?

    tree was planted August 2014 by a friend in honor of my husbands passing two months prior. This tree has lots of sentimental value and I am desperate to see it bloom again. It Was prunned slightly each year in…

  • Evergreen tree growing weird branches ?

    Hey there, I moved into my house 7 years ago and had these lovely evergreen trees on my front yard. They’ve always looked the same and I’ve had no problems with them until now. This year, one of the trees…

  • Time to prune raspberry canes

    Is it too late to prune my raspberry plants (May 1st)? They have leaves already, and are 4-5 feet tall. I guess it’s too late to cut them down?…

  • Fast growing tall evergreen hedge for privacy that needs no pruning

    I would like to plant a fast growing evergreen privacy hedge that doesn’t need pruning. My zone is 6 with early morning sun becoming shady. The soil is sand. I would be planting it against a wire fence that is…