• Transplanting Flowering Dogwood Ornamental Tree

    Hello! I planted my Dogwood 2 yrs ago beneath a large Black Walnut tree. It flowered the 1st year. No flowers the 2nd year. The 3rd year, I thought it was dead but, just recently, it started to show some…

  • How to root pussy willows

    I live at Coxwell and Gerrard in an urban forest. I have some pussy willows that I bought at my local grocery which are starting to develop roots.  I’d like advice on how to encourage the roots and plant them…

  • Severe winter kill on boxwoods

    The boxwoods seem to have been particularly hard hit this winter.  Mine is showing just a little bit of green at the bottom.  What should I do?  …

  • Spirea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ – Bridle wreath spirea hedge

    I have a bridle wreath hedge which has grown well and bloomed beautifully for 10 years.  Last year I started to get some dieback on some plants and this year (2014) have few leaves and dead stems.  It seems to…

  • Hicks Yews – Wind Damage

    Hi, The four hicks yews I had planted about 3 years ago were coming along so well and then this cold, icy winter hit.  One or two of my yews have some brown on them from, what I’ve been told…

  • Mahonia dead?

    I have two mahonia plants which have thrived for the past 15+ years, but this spring they show no signs of life. I notice other mahonias in the neighbourhood (downtown Toronto) which look similar. Have my plants not survived the…

  • Taylor Junipers

    I have been hard pressed finding Taylor Junipers here in Toronto. I have found a few but want to know how well they do in Toronto. Before I go and spend money I would like to know how well they…

  • pruning a siberian dogwood

    last spring- 2013- (the second year after planting) I pruned the Siberian Dogwood stems down to 6 inches, as per advice from a gardening website. Last summer, I did not have any flowers or berries, however, the stems were a…

  • Rose of Sharon Trees (full grown)

    I had a contractor cut down about 10 Rose of Sharon full grown trees to install a window. I need to have something planted to replace them at a reasonable cost, maybe about 6′ tall. Can you recommend something and…

  • Renovating our Oakville city garden

    Currently we have 5 overgrown trees along the back fence in our backyard. Two are Green Ash and infected, about to be removed. There is one Norway maple, and two honey locusts. I am thinking about removing them all and…