• Raising soil level around Japanese Tree Lilac

    Hello. We have to raise the grading at the back of our backyard by about 2-3 feet. We have 5 young Japanese Lilac trees (1-2 years old) planted there and I was wondering if it was safe to raise soil…

  • Weeping Pussy Willow Tree

    I live in a downtown Toronto highrise, 11th floor, facing South — so lots of light and sun. I bought a Weeping Pussy Willow tree (15 inches tall) about 6 weeks ago. I kept it indoors initially and it immediately…

  • Helleborus

    would like to know if Helleborus can be planted outside all year around? I live in Toronto, Canada. I’m not sure if it can be, I was given the Helleborus as a gift in a pot last week and would…

  • Browning of Transplanted Cedars

    I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

  • Emerald Cedars

    I planted five Emerald Cedars this year, they were purchased at a big box store. They are all doing well, but I would like to move them, placing them along the backyard fence. I will be adding more new Emeralds…

  • Raising an Avocado

    I have an avocado that now has roots enough to plant in soil. Do I remove the 2 halves of the pit when planting?    …

  • Serviceberry Transplant Problem

    Hi there — About 2 weeks ago, I transplanted a pretty mature (7 years in same spot) service berry from my back yard to the front because it had outgrown the spot we initially planted it in. I don’t think…

  • Preserving Plants/Shrubs During House Renovations

    My garden will be torn up next week for basement waterproofing and I would like advice as to how to best remove/store/replant my 6 yews, 2 hydrangeas and a small pagoda dogwood for a week or 2 to ensure their…

  • Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

    I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…

  • Propagating Boston Ivy From Cuttings

    I have a cutting of Boston Ivy, from a friend.  I took off the bottom leaves, put the stem in water, and it’s under fluorescent lights 24/7, along with all my vegetable seedlings. Is this the correct way to propagate…

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