• What plants are these?

    Hi, I recently moved and these plants are in the front garden. Do you know what plants these are? I appreciate your help. Thank you              …

  • Yucca plant: when can I cut back dried branches

    I have a large Yucca plant, and most of the branches are strong. It’s now about 7 or 8 years old, grows indoors, and is planted in a large pot about 35cm in diameter. But some of the lower branches…

  • Chinese Beauty Bush

    Good morning! I recently moved to Pickering where the soil ends to be rock-hard clay approximately ten to twelve inches under the top-soil. I planted a Chinese Beauty Bush along the west fence where it gets about 6 hours of…

  • Flower buds not opening on old Rhododendron

    My old, five foot, Rhododendron has flower buds at the top that are not opening and the plant seems to be making new buds from the old wood about one foot up from the soil?  The Rhododendron beside it is…

  • Flowering Shrub for Full Sun

    Hi We live in Thornhill, ON I’m looking for a flowering shrub or low growing shrub for our front garden which has full sun exposure. Could you please make some suggestions. Thank you…

  • Carol Mackie daphne

    Daphne I live in New Lowell Ontario I have a beautiful mature daphne in front of my living room window but I think it is too big for that spot. It has morning sun and afternoon house shade. I would…

  • Mystery Spring Blooming Shrub

    Hi TBG ! I inheirited this shrub when we purchased our home, and I have no idea what it is. None of my books or magazines have helped in ID’ing it. It’s approximately 3 – 4′ high, with a similar…

  • beginner’ s question – periwinkle and some mixed questions

    Hello, not only I am a complete beginner but I wonder if there’s is even a bit of green in my thumb, yet, I know what I like and I have finally been able to have a small vegetable garden…

  • Propagation of cutleaf sumac and Pinky Winky hydrangea

    How do you propagate golden cutleaf sumac and ‘Pinky Winky’ hydrangea?…

  • Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium

    I have this plant on the north side of the house where it gets very little light, but, grows happily. It has been there for years and years. Two questions. Each winter some  upper branches die back and I prune…