Spider mites on Majestic Palms

Hi, There are white legged worms on the surface soil of majestic palms…Do you know what that is. I tried spraying rubbing alcohol mixture. I assume these are pests. Any tips on how to get rid of themÉ Thank you.…

Birds of Paradise

Hello we are following up with you about our bird of paradise that got burnt in the summer. Please see attached the leaf with almost a rust lik aspect, some black marking on the stem and a bend on the…

Corkscrew hazel infection

Hi Toronto Master Gardeners, I have spotted a mold or fungi growing on the backside of the leaves of my green corkscrew hazel and wanted to know what it is. while I have spotted the filbert blight in the past…

Peperomia wilting

Hi there, My previously very healthy and thriving emerald ripple peperomia is suddenly and swiftly wilting. I can find no pest problem with it, and it was recently sprayed with a insecticidal soap as precaution, and it’s in the same…

Verticillium Wilt dispose of fall leaves?

I have a Japanese maple with Verticillium wilt. It is doing okay for now and dropping its fall leaves. I don’t know what to do with those leaves, though. Can they be put into the city compost collection. What do…

Diseased leaves in yard waste?

A maple tree in my neighborhood has black spots on its leaves. Are they diseased? Should the dry leaves go into garbage or yard waste? I have a problem with black spot on a rose bush. Is it connected? What…

Black spots on a young red maple tree

in the backyard i have a red maple about 6 feet tall 2-3 feet wide, seems to be relative young. this year late summer i noticed black spots about 3/4 inch diameter started to show up on the upper leaves…

Hydrangea Leaves & Blooms eaten

I live in Scarborough in the GTA.  This plant has been like this for at least 2 years.  There is no problem in early spring when it is growing leaves but later, the flowers definitely are destroyed. Please help.…

Tanyosho pine with damaged canopy

Hello, I live in the east GTA and purchased a tanyosho pine last year that suffered a substantial amount of needle loss and branch die-off in the spring. I ended up concluding it was suffering from a fungal problem (candles…

Blackening leaves on new hydrangea

Hello. I am in Toronto, in a house. A month ago I had 16 incredibal hydrangea planted on my front gardens, which get partial shade. I have watered them carefully – although I was told not to overwater them. The…