tree growing in backyard

This tree started to grow in my backyard last year. If it is an invasive species, (native or non-native), I would like to remove it. Could you please advise? Thanks!…

Boxwood planted close to house’s foundation

Hello, I have 2 boxwoods that are about 5 feet tall planted close to the foundation of the house. These have been planted by our predecessors and were already there when we bought the house 3 years ago. I have…

Viburnum drooped young leaves

Hi, I live in North York. I planted native Viburnum lentago last year and moved it a bit this year. It was doing quite well all the time, but after that big storm in Toronto I noticed that the very…

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…

Pruning Staghorn Sumac

Our Sumac is more than 15 years old and has never been pruned. It is extremely tall and spindly. Can it be severely pruned back?…

Commercial property native plant landscape design

I live in a high rise condo and our grounds (Beds, lawns and patios) need to be rejuvenated. I am lobbying for exclusive use of native perennials, shrubs and trees. Are you aware of any commercial properties in the GTA…

Making a hedge ( Shrubs )

Hi there, I have a question regarding making hedge in my front yard. Can I make my hedge as per the attached picture? ( Shrubs ) Appreciate if you could share your experience.…

When to Start Planting Native Plants

Hello, I am trying to make a native plant garden however I do not know when to start planting these plants. Does it depend on the plant itself? The garden is located in north east Scarborough, the soil is clay,…