Purple sand cherry tree

I live in Mississauga and have a fifteen-year-0ld sand cherry tree in my front yard. In the spring and summer of this year, it started to ooze a clear liquid along the entire length of its branches that solidified into…

Rugosa rose pruning

Can I prune our Rugosa rose bushes that are planted on a large terrace bed on our condo balcony? It is south west facing and has become quite overgrown. Should I wait until the spring?…

Prairie Rose bush pruning

We have Praire rose bushes on our garden terrace( in a large bed) facing west. The bushes are now overgrown, obstructing our view and the CN tower. Can I cut the branches now or wait until spring?…

Rose tree Winterizing

I read that a rose tree will survive the winter if I put a pool noodle around the stem, hay at the base and then bubble wrap and burlap on the branches (cut back) Does this sound like a successful…

Prepping a shrub rootball for spring moving

Hi. I have two medium/large honeysuckles and a very large mugo pine that I’d like to dig up and relocate. I’d heard that it’s best to cut down into the roots at the canopy drip line in the fall… then…

Cutting back tree peonies

I would like to keep my tree peony short. It is quite bushy now and about 3 feet high. Can I cut it back as I do with regular peony bushes?…

Mock Orange bushes

We have beautiful tall Mock Orange bushes that have been growing beautifully and flowering well for 20 years. Every year in the spring there is a lot of dead branches. I always trim them back. Is this the correct procedure…

Runaway Bride Hydrangea

This potted shrub has produced a superlative display. Then instead of deadheading it I actually pruned it by mistake in midsummer. Now it is taking over my balcony! What to do? There are still a few flowers – do I…

Boxwood and pruning other flowers, trees and shrubs

I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow for  pruning the following: Hydrangea (limelight and annabelle), Weigela, Hosta, Rose of Sharon, Hicks Yew and Perennial flowers? All in fall or spring.  Trying to streamline. I…