• 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…

  • Unhappy Jade Plant

    I have an unhappy Jade plant that I inherited from a friend.  It’s losing leaves.  It’s in a sunny window.  There is a heating source nearby.  It gets watered about once every two weeks with a quarter cup of water.  …

  • Tree Browning

    Hi there, I have two large trees (spruce?) in the backyard that have quickly turned brown from the inside out, bottom to top. Is there anything I can do?

  • Tomatoes – Blossom end rot

    Blossom end rot. Tomatoes are grown in pots in triple mix soil.Kept watered and fertilized every 3 days with 20 /20/20. They get lots of sun on a patio just north of Toronto in Alliston zone 4.…

  • Summersweet: How To Grow Clethra Alnifolia

    Dear Sir or Madam: I bought 3 summersweets from Humber,Hwy 50 3 weeks ago. I planted as instructed. The flowers look brown, the green leaves are looking dry. Other than watering these plants, is there anything I can do to…

  • Fertilizing Container Vegetables

    I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in containers this year – tomatoes, sweet peppers, lemon cucumbers, scarlet runner beans. I made my own potting soil using peat moss, perlite, and a little pit of compost along with some slow release fertilizers…

  • I need help, please, with my 2 favourite croton plants.

    The leaves have been dying, and dropping off, from the bottom up, one more than the other. They stand about 2′ tall, and are in pots about 8″ wide. I feed them with liquid plant food, and they sit in …

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