• Soil preparation and Planting

    Hello, I’m inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1.…

  • 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…

  • Watering Needs for Trees

    How is watering needs for a tree determined? It seems that the European beech tree in the neighbour’s front yard soaks up a lot of water, from the lawn. How would the balance between the tree and lawn, in watering…

  • Soaker Hose for Cedars

    This August we recently planted about 28 white cedars (7-8 feet tall) in East York. Any recommended brands to look for as well what the diameter and hose length should be? We were told any soaker hose from dollar store…

  • Sweetfern

    I have a sweetfern shrub that is not flourishing. I have had it about 5 years, transplanted twice due to moves but has seemed to take these in it’s stride. It is in it’s final spot now, (planted spring 2016),…

  • Japanese Ivory Silk Tree

    One yr old tree that had a rough start last year due to low rainfall.It lost all its leaves early.It managed to survive but did not produce any flowers this year.It doesnt seem to be qrowing mucn and my main…

  • Proper Watering of Emerald Cedars

    Hi, I’ve planted a row of Emerald Cedars in my backyard. The line of cedars is planted East to West and gets fairly full sun on a clear day. My question is that I’ve set a soaker hose to run…

  • Ukigumo Maple – Wilt ?

    Toronto part shade/sun 4/5 foot high japanese maple planted 2016 Ugi Gumo Its problem appears to be WILT. What can be done to save the tree?…

  • Trimming an over grown globe cedar

    I have a globe cedar in my front yard. It was planted six years ago. At that time I was told that I was already 5 year old by the land scraper. Over the years my husband trimmed it a…

  • Vine maple

    I live in Etobicoke, and bought a small shrub tree called “Vine Maple” (its current height is about 5 ft). My questions are: Will it do well in our hot summers, given that some summers we do not get a…

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