• 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…

  • Mother-Daughter Gardens. A bond, a comfort and a continuation.

    My mum, really misses her garden and I’m going my best to keep her magical world alive, despite the move to a retirement home. Mum, just moved into a retirement home near me. She was responsible for creating a garden…

  • Emerald Cedars

    We have emerald cedars planted along a drive way of a condo building. The space is about 2 ft deep and 20 ft long. The drive way is heavily used and is salted in winter. All the cedars along the…

  • Is this plant invasive?

    Hi, I’ve attached a photo of a plant that has spread from my neighbour’s yard to mine. Can you identify it, and if it’s invasive how can I get rid of it or at leastcontrol its spread? Thank you.…

  • Killer bugs

    Hello, I have a tall perennial (6′). Not sure of the species. This is the 3rd year in a row where is being attacked by small worm like bugs. They eat away the leaves. When they are done, they depart,…

  • Leylandii or Laurel Hedge

    Hello, was reading your articles on privacy hedging and there is reference to Leylandii and Laurel hedging in a few articles, but none of the local nurseries here in London, Ontario seem to have a clue what I’m referring to.…

  • Spring Fertilizer

    Hello, can you please advise as to what type of fertilizer that I should be using for Spring? I live in the GTA. Many thanks! Brian…

  • Bush Pruning

    The bush behind my bird feeder is new to me, should I prune in the spring or just shape? Here is the picture of the bush.  …