Grafting pine onto spruce?

Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to graft pine onto spruce? I found this beautiful mutant pine with small soft needles in bunches of 2 and was wondering if it was possible to graft 2 needle pine to…

Creeping Dogwood Lawn Removal – Invasive Species

Hello, I would like to know if bunchberry or creeping dogwood a good ground cover for lawn that is mostly on the sunny side. Also, please provide a guideline/instruction as to how do I go about taking out the grass…

Tall narrow container trees – preferably native

Our eastern neighbour just removed a large (100ft?) Siberian Elm, shifting our yard from being mostly dappled shade to full sun. We are missing the height interest and wildlife. Our yard is very narrow (approx 14 feet wide) and covered…

Planting a tree in a large container

Hello, I would like to plant a tree in a very large container on my patio. It’s not possible to plant it in the ground there. I am hoping to be able to grow it tall to extend above our…

New Perennialism

I am with a large church and we would like to replant the property using Piet Oudolf ideas. I am trying to find people here who have that skill. I did ask one Master Gardener but she knew only one…

What Should I Be Planting In Ravine Garden?

CONTEXT: We back onto the Cedarvale Ravine. Our backyard feels like an extension of the ravine and we mostly like it that way, but last year we added an outdoor sauna set out to make the backyard a little friendlier…

Planting a White Cedar hedge under a honey locust

Hi! We have a small backyard lined on the east side by a 6 ft fence, and shaded by a honey locust tree. We’d like to create a cedar hedge to cover the fence and provide winter interest, but I’m…

White fungus? around base of cedars and yews

Hi. I just noticed this around the base of some, not all, of the cedars and yews at the back of my yard. It seems to be localized in one small area. What is unusual is that there is a…

25-30 year old cedar – From Delta, B.C.

I live in BC specifically in delta, we have a cedar hedge that is over 20 years old in our front yard. We’re planning to pour a concrete slab for a front patio/ small basketball area for the kids and…

Black Cedar

I understand that black cedars are cultivated from white cedars. If this the case, can black cedars be found in the wild? If so, how would you tell the difference between white and black? Thank you!…