Winterberry

Can I plant a Winterberry plant in the garden now in November (if the ground isn’t frozen). I just bought a small potted one and I’m not sure if I should keep it inside. What is the best way to…

Pruning pine trees and bushes

1. Can the pine trees and bushes be pruned back. 2. If so, when is the best time to prune them? I have a blue spruce bush and a few dwarf pine trees that are overgrown.…

The Do not climb pine

Hi there, Was wondering the name of the spectacularly wide and low pine trees on the hill at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. They are marked with nothing more than a few ‘do not climb’ signs. Would love to look into…

Planting yew and holly

Hello, We recently moved to Montréal from Toronto and bought a house. We would like to add some green (and maybe a pop of colour) that will last year-round to the front and back, including through the winter. Here are…

Downtown Toronto Evergreen question

Hello: I just moved to a typical downtown row house in Parkdale, Toronto. As the lot runs east-west, we have lots of sunlight in the backyard most of the day. The soil is loam and clay, but we can work…

White Pine

My white pine, transplanted from cottage country 20 years ago, is now growing into a black spruce. Will that be a problem? Should I prune the leader?…

Tanyosho pine with damaged canopy

Hello, I live in the east GTA and purchased a tanyosho pine last year that suffered a substantial amount of needle loss and branch die-off in the spring. I ended up concluding it was suffering from a fungal problem (candles…

Jack pine tree white spots

Im having issues with my trees this year and am looking for something to save them the pine tree has white spots on the needles on the lower branches. Would appreciate any advice you can give me. I’ll try and…