Mountain Ash with Die Off

Hi. I planted this 4-trunk Mountain Ash over 20-25 years ago. This summer finds a lot of gradual die-off of the top of one of the trunks. Any idea why this would happen? There are a few woodpecker holes here…

Nematodes for Cucumber Beetles

I have read that nematodes can be used for cucumber beetle larvae that live and eat the roots. My question is what kind of nematode and where would I purchase them. I have had infestations for 2 years. Thank you.…

How to get rid of Colorado potato bugs in the garden?

I have a infestation of potato bugs that have all but destroyed my eggplants and have started on my potatoes and now are attacking my tomatoes! Please help. I am a first time gardener and have a small backyard/patio container…

Zucchini plants

My zucchini get 6-8 hours morning sun on 9 the floor balcony. Planted in a large pot. Started out growing and producing shiny, smooth fruit. At between 2 and 4 inches in length, fruit develops ridges from flower to where…

Ninebark bush

There is a powdery substance on the bottom leaves of our Ninebark bush. Can you suggest anything I could make or buy or make to solve this problem?…

wild pear leaf issue

Hi. I have a collected wild pear (from a field near Owen Sound) that will one day be a bonsai. For the past 3 years it has been growing well in the ground to fatten it up. A few days…

My tri colored beach in Michigan

I have had my beach tree for 18 yrs. through the years we have found that when it’s stressed out it produces nuts. This year the leaves are being eaten by something. This tree was $300.00 when we put it…

curling leaves and flowers genie magnolia

We live around Birch Cliff in Toronto and planted this Genie Magnolia at the end of April. Unfortunately all leaves and flowers are coming curly. We are watering it every day, it is planted in sunny spot in sandy soil.…

chlorotic clematis

I have 3 clematis in different areas of yard that display chlorosis of only a part of the plant?…

Looks like different kinds of Boxwood fungus

Hi. Front yard. South facing. 23 box (Asian variety) shrubs on a mound, some full sun, others part shade. Leslieville Toronto. All seem to have minor fungus that Google tells me is different kinds of fungus. Some minor root fungus,…