• care of a boxwood standard

    For the third year, I have removed a boxwood standard with its root ball from a decorative urn and planted it for the winter in a protected bed. To this point, I have had no problems. Each fall, I simply…

  • Emerald Cedar problems this year 2014

    We had three new emerald cedars planted last summer but this year we have noticed that they are turning almost white in spots and dying. Several other cedars not in the same spot and considerably older and very healthy until…

  • Severe winter kill on boxwoods

    The boxwoods seem to have been particularly hard hit this winter.  Mine is showing just a little bit of green at the bottom.  What should I do?  …

  • Hicks Yews – Wind Damage

    Hi, The four hicks yews I had planted about 3 years ago were coming along so well and then this cold, icy winter hit.  One or two of my yews have some brown on them from, what I’ve been told…

  • Japanese maple tree

    Just planted it last July 2013.  The branches are green inside but the buds are small and all dry.  No growth.  Protected for winter.  Will it come cack?…

  • Japanese Maple tree

    This spring one of our japanese maple trees is not showing any growth.  This tree is about 8 years old.  All other trees are fine.  How can I tell if there is any growth?  Should I be giving it any…

  • Winter kill on grasses

    Aside from shrubs and many of my buddleja, I am worried about some of my grasses that have been wonderful for more than five years, but this year, some are not yet showing any green.  Any thing I can do…

  • English ivy on fence looks dead

    We have a lot of ivy on our wooden fence in the backyard and growing up a white pine. It has always looked lovely. This year it looks dead–light brown in colour–I’m assuming it has something to do with the…

  • My evergreens are dying

    So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

  • Overwintering small patio-sized clematis still in a pot

    Good afternoon I purchased a small clematis bijou at the plant sale this spring at TBG. It has flowered twice [still one flower left]. It is sheltered on my deck. I’m wondering how to overwinter it. Can I repot it…

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