Euonymous Damage

I have extensive damage to my euonymous plant this spring, I guess caused by winter weather. Large portions of this mature shrub are brown leaved/dead. The bottom part of the shrub is fine; it’s just the top and middle. Can…

Old Common Moss Rose

I would like to take cuttings from my rose bush to give to my children but don’t know how to do it.…

Privacy solution under acidic tree

        Etobicoke (zone 6?) Seeking privacy solution that will also absorb some noise – located under evergreen that drops acidic needles. Well-draining soil. We have a dog, so toxicity is a consideration. Tnx…

pruning a beauty bush

I live in Toronto and I’m wondering when is the best time to prune a beauty bush. I actually want it to grow tall, so don’t know if I need to prune it. Thanks…

Roses and Lily of the Valley Cohabitation?

Can hybrid tea roses survive/flourish in a bed where lily of the valley is spreading? Do I try to plant hybrid tea rose in this sunny location? Is it possible for the roses to thrive surrounded by lilly of the…

Blueberry plant not blooming

Hi there. We moved into a new home in Jan 2021 and have learned that the previous owners had planted a blueberry plant in the garden. Our neighbours have said that the plant bloomed and have blueberries in the summer…

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…

Green caterpillars on boxwood

I live in Toronto and for the second year I find green caterpillars on my boxwood. Last June I picked up by hand at least 200 of them. Yesterday I noticed droppings underneath the boxwood shrub which was nearly denuded…

calycanthus floridus propagate

We have an old (>20 yrs) calycanthus floridus thriving in our yard in part shade. We removed the front yard lawn and planted a native pollinator garden and would like to add a specimen as part of the planting design.…

Rhododendron–winter care

Last September (2021) I planted a “Nova Zembla” Rhododendron in my Toronto front yard (zone 6/clay type soil) facing south with my house on the north side of the Rhodo. Rhodos were hard to find in Toronto last year (due…