• Magnolia bud drop

    I live in Chester NS and have a mature (20 year) Star Magnolia which blooms prolifically every May , around 10 -12 of May, including this past May It is in a sheltered spot and has lots of room. I…

  • Pruning hibiscus tree

    My hibiscus tree is 15 feet high but this year is the worst for the centre branches dying. I haven’t pruned them out yet but I do fertilize, water regularly and it usually has a beautiful showing, although the japanese…

  • Hydrangeas bloom, but stay green

    My hydrangeas (hydrangea arborescen) seem very healthy and always bloom. The blossoms are green at first, sometimes turn white, but then turn back to green and stay that way. They are in two beds at the front of my south-facing…

  • Quick fire hydrangeas not sprouting new growth

    Hello, two years ago I planted two quick fire hydrangeas, a quick fire hydrangea in my backyard and a little quick fire in my front yard. Both have slightly grown in height and bloom but neither have sprouted new growth……

  • Identify this shrub

    My property is half an hour north of Cobourg. The flowers are very fragrant. It blooms late Spring through mid to late Summer. It is very old. Was there before I bought the place 30 years ago…

  • Pruning a pagoda dogwood

    Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

  • Received climbing hydrangea cutting

    Hello again!! I was given some climbing hydrangea cuttings and would like to know what’s the best possible way to successfully root and plant it. My friend said she has not had any luck growing from cuttings, so she bought…

  • Drought tolerant flowering shrubs

    Please help me with some recommendations┬áfor drought tolerant flowering shrubs for my front yard. I want something that has a pretty full canopy that extends to the ground. The point of that is to block sunlight and would eventually…

  • Mature smoke bush winter kill

    This 30+ yr old smoke bush is in Toronto and has suffered winter kill this past winter over most of it. Although about 1/6 th of it has slowley come back and there is some new growth on some of…

  • Dying or dried up Hydrangea

    Our Hydrangea is dying – at least we think so, last year it was beautiful very colourful and has been over the years. But this year the new leaf buds came out then the hot heat in May, probably finished…

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