Dying Emerald Cedars, Viburnum, and Berberis

Hello, Several Emerald cedars planted a year ago in the spring have turned brown suddenly and died–they have been watered throughout this summer weekly. A 12-13 year old Viburnum flowered beautifully this spring, but branches have been suddenly drying up…

Fall Pruning

  Is it safe to cut a big branch off a locust tree at this time of year?  The tree is 30ft. tall and the branch is around 6ft. off the ground.  Should we paint the wound if we do…

Drying Bouquet Greenery

At our daughter’s wedding we had gorgeous flower arrangements from a florist and want to know if the greenery can be dried out to be put into a vase with the curvy willow.  …

Creating flower beds from scratch in clay soil

I have a problem with a piece of land on my property which is all clay. We want to cover part of it with grass and create some beds and then plant flowers and shrubs.  Do we have to dig…

Box Elder Beetles

  Ever since the removal of a large Manitoba maple in a nearby yard, we have been experiencing a massive infestation of box elder bugs. I’ve bought a high pressure hose to blast them away but is there anything else…

Growing roses in Iberia

I would like to grow roses in my garden in Iberia. Will roses survive in this hot, dry climate? Most of my neighbours have artificial flowers. Do they know something that I don’t? Any help would be appreciated.    …

What is this plant?

I go backwards and forwards along Bathurst Ave. to work every day and pass this “field of wild flowers”. There is something growing that looks very  much like morning glory.  These plants are very low growing. They are in flower…