Large ailing Ficus

I have a large, well cared for and suitably potted and watered and fed, ficus. Over the last week (while I was away) it appears to have become “Ill”. It has a great deal of dead leaves still on the…

Plant w/brown leaves for years

My plant is approximately 4 feet and it has had brown leaves for years. It grows inside our Toronto condo where the sun is and the soil is probably loam but dries easily. I forgot the name of the plant,…

Sick Money Tree

I was hoping you could help me identify what is wrong with my money tree.  All of a sudden it is covered in yellow spots.  Initially, I cut off the few leaves that had the spots, but overnight the rest…

Reusing Water Extracted From a Furnace

I have been to the Kortright Centre north of Toronto where water is recycled, and being the child of depression era immigrants, finiteness of resources was something I learned with gardening. I bought a mid-efficiency furnace last year, and the…

Overfertilized lemon tree

How do you undo effects of over fertilization in a lemon tree? My tree looks very sick, has burnt brown edges, brown spots that seems to be increasing by the day, dull splotchy looking leaves, and are falling off to…

Majesty Palm

I bought a majesty palm around 3 months ago. It was very healthy, but after being left outside in direct sun and heavy winds, I found it to be fallen over on the ground the next day. I moved it…

Lemon tree leaf discoloration

Why are my Meyer lemons leaves suddenly looking patchy and falling? This is happening on the older leaves which used to be dark green but are now turning a lighter green. We are in Toronto, and the weather has been…