Boxwoods

I have two 5 yr old, 6′ high boxwoods in 3’x3′ containers on the rooftop – full sun. I’ve just noticed patches of brown dead leaves throughout the bushes. There appears to be mini cobwebs and little specs but no…

Blue spruce tip blight?

I hope you can help me save my 30-year-old dwarf blue spruce. The new growth is bare, and I am wondering if it is the fungal disease called tip blight? The spruce is growing in full south sun in Richmond…

Norfolk Island Pine tree

How much should an eight foot Norfolk Island Pine tree be worth – it is an indoor plant in a pot?…

Blue Spruce

Yesterday – the blue spruce in cemetery has turned brown instead of blue. All the needles on the tips are gone!! A previously healthy tree. What to do ? Internet says “Saw Fly” & to spray with soap and pyrethium…

Spruce tree dripping sap

We have 5 spruce trees Along our fence line and for some reason they are all dripping sap. Seems to be coming from the needles but has been going on for weeks now. Earlier in the spring I noticed lots…

Trimming emerald cedars

Hi! We planted 3 cedars this year. They are growing nicely. Given recent strong rain, it looks like the branches are getting “heavy” and one of the cedars in particular seems to be losing a bit of its shape. My…

Plant Identification

Dear Master Gardeners, I have a plant in my front yard that mostly hugs the ground except for one section that has been growing more vertically (possibly due to lack of space). I reckon the spread is about 1.5 meters.…

Goutweed and transplanting nearby cedars

I have 3 nice cedars in a back garden that was overrun by goutweed. About a year ago, I cover all the goutweed with tarps to hopefully kill it off. I need to move the cedars and wondered if i…

Green Spire Euonymous

Help! My neighbour has stained his backyard fence a strong shade of dark red — the kind you see on country barns. Not great. We live in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood. I would like to obscure the view next door by…

Planting a Cedar Near an Old Wisteria Distance

Hello, There is a spot in my garden that requires something for year-round privacy. I was thinking of planting a cedar (as the spot has partial shade), either Ontario white or Emerald. There is already a mature (approx 4 inch…