• arctic fire dogwood/Cornus stolinifera ‘Farrow’

    Dear Gardeners, In our garden at a commercial site in Etobicoke, Zone 5, we planted a number of the above named shrubs for winter colour and also because it was mentioned that it would be “compact in stature” unlike the…

  • Suitable espalier candidates for Toronto semi-shaded garden

    Hi, my backyard has a very high fence, 12 feet high, facing south but shaded because of lots of oak trees. I am growing English Ivy on it, which is kind of boring. Is there a vine or shrub that…

  • Nine Bark and Pruning Caryopteris ‘Dark Night”

      1. Nine bark did not bloom this year.  What might she have done wrong? 2. Should caryopteris ‘Dark Night’ be pruned and if so a) how much, and b) is this the time to prune?…

  • cedar hedge browning

    We have a well established cedar hedge and a few of the trees have brown patches on the exterior of the tree. I know it’s normal for the interior of the tree to brown. The roots have been exposed while…

  • 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

    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 like…