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,…

planting a shrub in a patio

Good afternoon, I live on the 4th floor of a high rise condo building. I face north (therefore quite shaded in the summer) and live above the parking garage. This allows residents on the 4th floor to have a patio…

Question about witch hazels

Hello, I am interested in adding some witch hazels to my garden, mostly with the goal of having some fragrance in winter. I am wondering if Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis) could tolerate Toronto winters? I haven’t seen it available…

Specimen tree for front yard

Hello, Can you suggest a small specimen tree for a small Toronto front yard (semi-detached)? Approximately 12’ wide & facing west with no obstructions so lots of sun (even from the south). We had a serviceberry there for about 12…

Pagoda Dogwood*

I planted a young Cornus alternifolia this spring. It is about 2 feet tall, planted in sandy soil which I amended with composted manure and some peat moss at planting time, this spring. The root zone is covered with cedar…

Pagoda dogwood*

I think it has golden canker- I will trim but is there a spray ?…

Pagoda dogwood partially covered with leaves*

I have had a pagoda dogwood shrub for about 6 years and it has always been very healthy. This year only about half of the branches have leaves on them. Some of the branches seem dead. I put shrub fertilizer…

Yellowwood tree sap*

I have a 16 year old yellow wood tree that had blossoms for the first time last year. I’ve noticed it is dripping a lot of sap this week.(the squirrels are going crazy licking the branches).I don’t recall this happening…