Bobo Panicle Hydrangea

I live in Leaside, and plan on adding bobo hydrangea to my garden. I have provided a nursery with a list of perennials I plan on incorporating. I was advised that the hydrangea would essentially be a “stick” when I…

Willow grass for weaving

Hello I am looking for some information about growing willow grasses to be used for weaving large pieces.…

Overwintering perennials in pots

Hello, this is my first time overwintering several potted forsythia and heucheras in an unheated garage. I want to “force” them to bloom late April for a nice container effect by our front porch. These potted plants seem to be…

Hydrangea buds coming out in December

Hi, I had planted Hydrangea 2 years ago. They were blooming while I got them, and continued to bloom all summer. The leafs dropped in fall and I didn’t pruned the stem as this particular hydrangea has bloom in old…

Miracle plant search – plant for a privacy hedge

Hi Everytime I think I have found “The Plant” for my privacy hedge I read about a problem with it ie bug, rust etc. I want to get privacy from my neighbours house and windows. Their house is within less…

When to prune a climbing rose (China Rose)

I have a climber rose called China Rose in a raised structure in front of my garage. Seems neglected by previous homeowner. Such beautiful red blooms. Climber only approx 2-1/2 ft tall. Do I prune now ? Dont want to…

Winter protection for plants in Balcony containers

I’m inquiring about a Ninebark, Moffat Blue Juniper, Hydrangeas and European Beech.  These plants are all on 8th floor of terrace with south west facing lake Ontario.  It gets very windy so should I also mulch the pots for insulation?…

Lilac tree leaves turning purple at edges

Hi there, My lilac tree is not looking very well. Many leaves are turning purple – starting from the edges – and curling and drooping. The problem is worse at the top of the tree. Any ideas on what I…

Pruning and maybe transplanting rose bush

Hi, I have a rose bush (not sure what type), it’s being stifled by my rose of sharon plants. I’d like to transplant the rose bush. It’s now October in Toronto. What’s the best time to prune and transplant the…

Best time to prune Rose of Sharon

Hi, I live in Toronto and want/need to prune my Rose of Sharon plants. They’re growing wild. It is now October (though hot this week). Am I better off to dead head and drastically prune in the coming weeks or…