• Plants for a Hedge

    I have 4’x4′ posts already cemented and ready for an 8′ tall & 56′ long wood privacy fence but I’ve changed my mind about installing a wooden fence. I am very much interested in some type of a living fence…

  • Sweetbox

    Can anyone tell me if the Sarococca Confusa is a good plant to grow in Toronto? I need a plant that grows in a flowere bed up against the front side of my house that virtually gets little to no…

  • Winterizing Hibiscus

    I was given a standard hibiscus which has many blooms on it yet to come out. It stands about 5 ft tall and is in a pot with a 12 inch height and diameter with good rich soil. Is it…

  • Winterizing Shrubs & Roses

    My wife and I planted 16 Rose bushes with 5 different varieties. We also have different types of shrubs. I was told to put mulch around the rose bush base up to about 10 inches. I also have a product…

  • Dying Emerald Cedars, Viburnum, and Berberis

    Hello, Several Emerald cedars planted a year ago in the spring have turned brown suddenly and died–they have been watered throughout this summer weekly. A 12-13 year old Viburnum flowered beautifully this spring, but branches have been suddenly drying up…

  • North Facing Shrubs

    What shrubs would grow against a north facing wall. This is the back wall of a garage, which is quite empty and I’d like a larger shrubs. The planting area is 9′ wide and 3-4.5′ deep. I think a pyramidal…

  • Cuttings

    I have cuttings (forsythia, boxwood) I planted in soil pots Sept 10, they should be rooted by now.  Should I leave them in the pots for the winter or should I plant before the ground freezes? Also can I bring…

  • Rugosa rose bushes

    Hello. I have very thorny rose bushes along my shore. I am at a lake north of Toronto. I think they are called rugosa. After flowering, they produce berries. We cut them about 1/3 of the way back last year…

  • Mystery Plant

    This arrived in a pot on my condo balcony last year, in which a clematis had been planted the previous year. It is now well over 6-ft high and quite bushy. I would love to have it identified

  • Summersweet: How To Grow Clethra Alnifolia

    Dear Sir or Madam: I bought 3 summersweets from Humber,Hwy 50 3 weeks ago. I planted as instructed. The flowers look brown, the green leaves are looking dry. Other than watering these plants, is there anything I can do to…

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