• Garlic planting dates

    Hi, I wonder if it is too late to plant garlic in my yard in Toronto?…

  • gardening shelved for 2014

    A family crisis caused me to let the garden go this summer. There are several rose bushes, peonies, mums, flox & hostas which have been neglected over a small area of 100 square feet, although the entire backyard of 450…

  • 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?…

  • 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…

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