Fruit trees

I have a 50 acre farm near Penetanguishene Ontario and have cleared 2 acres. It is, or was, a pine forest that was once pasture land. I have planted 120 apple trees; twenty Asian pear trees and a variety of…

Spiral Topiary Boxwoods

We live in Toronto just west of Yonge Street, South of St. Clair. Last year we planted several spiral boxwood plants down our driveway. Can you please recumbent someone who specializes in topiary pruning, as I understand that to create…

Clematis

Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

how do i prune my Norfolk Island Pine

Hello, My indoor-grown Norfolk Island Pine began life as a potted Christmas tree. As the tree grew, I realized that, in fact, there were 2 separate trees within the 1 pot, giving the illusion of a fuller tree for the…

Soil Testing

I have flowers in my garden that are dying . When I have inspected the soil I can detect the odour of a petroleum solvent. Is there somewhere that I can get an analysis done to confirm the presence of…

Privet Hedge

Where can I buy the privet hedge plant in Scarborough Ontario? Approximate cost per plant?…

Meyer Lemon Tree

We are looking for a Meyer Lemon Tree – do you have any in stock?…

Where to Buy Specific Species of Rhododendron

Hello, I would very much like to have a Loderi King George Rhododendron in my garden but don’t know how to find one. Is there a garden centre in Southern Ontario (I live in Toronto) that specializes in Rhodos? Twenty-five…

Field Horsetail Invasion (Equisetum)

I can’t find anything on this weed, can’t identify it. Looks like a small evergreen and it has rhizomes, so can’t really pull them out, they just come back. What can I do? It has spread almost a 1/3 of…

Safe bee friendly flowers

Are the annual flowers or any flowers I buy at the garden centers bee friendly? When the bee returns to the hive the nectar is useless , I’ve read but can’t find out what to look for on the plant…