• 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…

  • Oak Leaf Hydrangea Pruning

    I have a oak leaf hydrangea that needs pruning. I’ll be away until early April. Is there any problem with pruning it now? I’m in Toronto by the way.    …

  • Pruning Overgrown Globe Cedar

    We have some overgrown globe cedars that need pruning badly.  They are currently blocking our front door and we are worried about security.  Any ideas on how we can cut these back.  We are in Western Canada, zone 4A. See…

  • Annabelle Hydrangea Pruning

    Hi Master gardener, i’m still not clear if I should be pruning them to the ground this fall Many thanks Candace…