What to Plant Under Cedars

I have cedar hedges that line my sides of property probably over 30 years old. They stand easily 20ft high. On one side they go right down to the ground but on the other side (pictured) they have been cut…

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Location Toronto, Etobicoke, north, away from the lake. Planting location west side of house partially protected by 9 ft purple beech hedge. See conflicting info on the shape. Is it a globe shape or columnar? Some tape show columnar while…

Planting multiple Ivory Lilac Trees

Hello, I have a 100 foot line of property, and would like to plant my new 10 Japanese Ivory Lilac trees in a line for privacy. Can I plant them 10 feet apart to create a hedge-like privacy barrier?…

Gardening with Native Shrubs: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Shrubs in the garden landscape Although shrubs may be somewhat “overshadowed” by their taller and more charismatic tree cousins, their size and multi-branching habit make them the unsung heroes of the garden, valuable for both their variety and versatility. In…

Growing Basket Willow trees in Ontario

Hi there, I’m in Toronto and interested in growing Basket Willow trees as a privacy screen or hedge, and because they look great and grow quickly. I’ve read of their long roots and that they should not be planted too…

A fast growing evergreen

I live in Toronto and want more privacy. I like to plant a fast growing evergreen ( with in the beginning a small root ) between a pool and a yew hedge. Half sun/half shade and clay / wet soil.…

Back and Side Yards

I have taken several pictures of my backyard, but the Kodak program on my camera is not recognized by my MAC computer, so I will have to send the pictures from my IPad separately. The back yard & side yards…

Creepy Virginia Creeper

Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…

Best Hedging Trees?

Hi, We are looking for the best (and cheapest) low maintenance evergreen hedge to plan in our backyard close to the fence line to have privacy from the backyard neighbour whose house is much higher and we have full visibility…