• 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.  …

  • Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

  • White Azalea Care

    Here is a picture of my 25 year old azalea. It has been in full bloom since the end of January 2018 (it is now March 25). For the last few years I’ve dug a hole in a shady area…

  • Pruning Fruit Trees

    I have apricot, peach and nectarine trees in the back yard and am wondering when to prune them this spring. I live in north Toronto. Thank you, Mary…

  • Pruning a Japanese Maple

    Can you please assist in how to best prune a mature Japanese Maple? It is healthy, about 5 feet tall and about the same width. The tree is about 7 years old and doing well. It needs to be trimmed…

  • Montauk Daisy – When to Cut Back?

    My Montauk daisy is huge, 3 people could not surround it, when and how much can I cut it back? Just coming out of a really cold Ct. winter and due for more snow his week. Some of the new…

  • Help for my Hibiscus

    My Hibiscus has grown quite wild and I want to find out if there is anything that you can recommend to bring it back to a proper size and actually flower again. Will pruning and transplanting help? Is this the…

  • Out of Control Cotoneaster

    I have a cotoneaster plant that only has shrub at the top of the bush. The rabbits ate the bottom portion off. I read somewhere that you can pretty well cut the cotoneaster plant back down to the ground and…