• Overwintering Fig Trees

    A friend has fig trees in pots and puts them in his garage over winter. His garage is attached to his house. Would fig trees survive a Scarborough winter in a detached garage?…

  • Ajuga – will it survive Zone 3 winter?

    I am wondering if Ajuga would winter in Central Alberta I believe we are Zone 3. Looking for plants to fill a shaded dry bed. Seldom gets rain , so plants are watered. Lily of the Valley growing, but would…

  • Overwintering apple tree seedling/sapling

    Hello all, I’ve tried doing google searches for an answer to my question but have found highly different responses so thought I would ask my question here given the folks responding here are in my area. I live in Toronto…

  • Boxwood hedge

    We are a condo building in New Market where the developer planted a boxwood hedge along the sidewalk and driveway. Both are heavily salted or using a salt substitute. The hedge is now almost completely brown. We are being asked…

  • Please Help Identify this Plant

    I’d like to know what is the name of the plant with the red leaf. This is part of an arrangement at Bay and Dundas. The plant produce a wonderful fragrance when ever I pass by.…

  • Care of Small Citrus Plants

    Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used…

  • (1) Leaves still on the Trees and Shrubs (2) Cutting back Perennials in Fall

    Because of an early frost,in October, most of the trees and shrubs never lost their leaves. My questions: 1. Is this a problem? If so, what can I do? 2. A separate issue is when to cut back he stalks…

  • Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

    I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it’s pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in…

  • Spruce with Rusty-Looking Needles

    I live 25 miles north of Toronto and have clay soil. Some of my spruce trees’ needles, especially those facing south, look sunburnt, and then drop. The trees are 5 years old and look healthy, Is there anything I can…

  • White pines are dying

    I have 2 small white columnar pines.  One died over the winter and the second pine does not appear to be doing very well.  While the needles are still green, the tips are tinged with brown.  The top is singed…

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