White Echinacea

I have under a large cedar tree a perennial rock garden by the shore of Lake Scugog. Plants include: Lilies, Allium, Columbine, Tickseed and several Echinacea in pink, red, white and apricot. For interest I do plant Lobelia. All of…

red japanese maple leaves drying up branches dying

Hi my 15 year old red Japan Japanese maple seems to be dying some branches were completely dead after last winter and the leaves are drying up, curling up and dying. the nursery gardener advised fertilizer spikes which I did…

Aphid honeydew on trembling aspens

Hi! I live in Toronto’s West end (near-ish to High Park). We have three trembling aspens in our front yard that get infested with aphids that drop their sticky goo like rain on the car parked in the driveway, any…

Weeping Mulberry tree with patches of bare branches

Tree over 20 years old in fairly sheltered spot, facing North and in Upper Beaches area. Since Spring complete branches devoid of leaves. Buds started to form but died. Rest of tree fine and bore fruit. Some crinkly browning of…

Pear Rust?

These leaves are on our tree in North York. Are these pear rust?…

Japanese beetles

Help!!! We have Japanese beetles that are having a major buffet in our backyard. They have nearly destroyed a climbing hydrangea , our birch tree, and a couple of potted geraniums. They have been ruthless. Any ideas on how we…

Japanese Knotweed Information

Hi, We moved into our North Toronto home in 2004 and we failed to ask the previous owners what all the plants were in the garden. Since then I’ve always wondered what the strange plant was in the corner. Every…

What is the name of this weed? Crab grass

Hello Please find attached picture. This weed takes over my garden usually in July despite that I have ground cover like Thyme, Phlox, Sedium etc. It is killing me. What is the name? are they perennial or annual. How to…

Insect ID-Japanese Beetle

This insect likes Mallow Okra and even Morning Glory leaves…it is quite destructive…Can you identify it and can you recommend a treatment solution..thank you.…

Plant Identification-Datura – STATS ONLY

This plant has shown up in different gardens in Manitouwadge, Ontario not sure if from Bird seed from feeding birds but I know of 2 different gardens now that it is in. was only able to send one picture but…