• Cedar hedge

    Late last summer, we planted a cedar hedge. It ranges in height from 8′ in the backyard to 14′ in the front yard. We live on the Trent Canal in Bolsover (City of Kawartha Lakes). Now that we have gone…

  • Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

    I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year – see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now…

  • My orchid leaves are drooping !

    Oh my goodness ! What a pleasure to be able to call, and ask a question about my indoor garden! My problem is that all the leaves on my orchids are limp and drooping. I keep them in pots that…

  • Swamp Cedars in Winter

    Is it normal for swamp cedars to get thinner in the winter? We have a row of swamp cedars at the back of our backyard that looks thinner than in the summer/fall (i.e. I can see through them when before…

  • Pillbugs in my indoor potted fig plant and Meyer lemon

    Hello! It’s Thanksgiving in NJ, USA. My Chicago fig plant, purchased this past May, is bearing 4 figs (all about an inch big now). Truly pleased! My Meyer lemon has 2 little 1/2″ fruits. Equally surprised! I have found a…

  • Christmas cactus

      My Christmas cactus is not blooming.  Someone told me I need to starve it by not watering it in August and I wondered if this is true.  How long should I not water it?…

  • weather for the winter

    I am an urban gardener (and hobby beekeeper) at Bayview Sheppard area. I wonder if you have educated info on what our weather will be like this winter?…

  • Problems with avocado plant

    Hello! I grew my avocado plant from a pit just over a year ago. It lives in an apartment with north facing windows – not the best, but it was growing well. It was potted just before winter, and I…

  • Thinning Cedar Hedge

    Hello. I have a cedar hedge that is probably quite old.  We’ve had the house for 7 years and it was mature then.  It has become quite wide but the problem is, it is thinning.  It is what gives us…

  • Jade Tree

    Hi I have a Jade Tree and I do not water it often. I just noticed, when I went to water my Jade Tree that the leaves were soft and wrinkled/wilted. I watered it yesterday and the leaves still have…

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