• Pruning Hibiscus Tree

    My hibiscus tree is 15 feet high but this year is the worst for the centre branches dying. I haven’t pruned them out yet but I do fertilize, water regularly and it usually has a beautiful showing, although the japanese…

  • Donated plant id

    This plant was donated to our Horticultural Society plant sale with no ID.  I live in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario. The leaves are alternate and toothed.  New stem growth is bright red, with upper leaves having red veins.  …

  • Sick Rising Sun Redbud

    I’m hoping you can answer my question in regards to my Rising Sun Redbud. I did have leafhoppers on my tree, but sprayed it about 4 days ago and haven’t seen any since. I do have another problem with the…

  • Pruning a pagoda dogwood

    Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

  • Hydrangea Help!

    Our beautiful hydrangea tree, which is 10 years old and a stunner every year, is shedding leaves. They are turning yellow and have green splotches and black dots on them. This has never happened before. We think the tree may…

  • Are leafhoppers common on Rising Sun Redbud

    I have this tiny long green insect (about 3mm) on the underside of my Rising Sun Redbud leaves. From my research, it appears to look very similar to a leafhopper. Are leafhoppers common on Redbuds and in Ontario. What would…

  • Tree Health After Paving

    Hi – I recently renovated my backyard and now I have stone pavers/mulch surrounding my 2 trees. It wasn’t until I finished it that I read about ‘mulch volcanoes’ and keeping the root flare exposed. I tried to dig as…

  • 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…

  • Dying Emerald Cedars

    I’ve had three different sets of emerald cedars die, I’m talking about 30 of them each time. All planted by a long-standing professional landscaper, who is also puzzled. Proper watering, planting depth, etc. have been followed and even modified to…