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…

River Birch

Our 4 year old river birch seems to have trouble leafing out this year.  Some of the internal branches are missing some leaves so it looks a little threadbare. Could it be from my dogs peeing on it? Is there…

Juglans and foot traffic tolerant groundcover

Hello – looking for options to plant between flagstones in a west facing backyard with a large black walnut tree so quite shady. Planting area under drip line. Scarborough bluffs, so very sandy soil. Many thanks for your advice.…

Persimmon Tree Source

Any idea where to purchase persimmon trees? Have been looking everywhere, every site is always sold out.…

ProtectingTree while Roto-tilling

I have been trying for two years to turn a newly fenced patch of garden into lawn for the family to play, beside our small downtown semi, with limited success. The area was formerly mostly periwinkle, some irises, some Solomon…

Planting Two Serviceberries Saplings – Part 2

Hello, I plan to plant two serviceberries in my backyard along the fence for privacy screening. I have no experience and can’t imagine how they look when they grow up. 1)  What should be the distance apart between them (both…

PLANTING TWO SERVICEBERRY SAPLINGS

I plan to plant two serviceberries in my backyard that has plenty of sunshine at my house at Markham, Ontario. 1) Among Robin Hill, Autumn Brilliance and Canadian serviceberry, which one is the easiest to maintain and doesn’t require moist…

redbud tree fell

Is there any possibility of reviving a fallen redbud tree….we think it was bitten and gnawed by rabbits over winter. The branches are not totally dried up and can still bend. So I am wondering whether a bit if root…

Growing Basket Willow trees in Ontario

Hi there, I’m in Toronto and interested in growing Basket Willow trees as a privacy screen or hedge, and because they look great and grow quickly. I’ve read of their long roots and that they should not be planted too…