Northern Lights Azalea Hybrids Caterpillar Pest

I have a number of evergreen azaleas, deciduous azaleas and rhododendrons growing in our front and back yards. The deciduous azaleas, especially my Northern Hi-Light, are all troubled by a green caterpillar which eats the leaves and flowers. The damage…

Flicked Butts and Gardens

This morning I heard of Toronto’s campaign launch countering cigarette butt discarding to reduce litter, since butts can take a decade to decompose. I heard, to my surprise, that these can be used to counter insects in gardens. Is there…

Pyramidal oak

We have a pyramidal oak tree about 35′ and probably about 20 – 30 years old in Scarborough, full sun, clay/loam. Over the last 4 years it is developing more and more drooping, some minor limbs and two large groups…

Boxwood Blight

Is there a treatment for boxwood blight? I have three affected shrubs, not dead but definitely diseased.…

How to Eliminate Bindweed from my Garden

Hi there, I currently reside at the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto. In the past few years, we have been fighting a losing battle with bind weed. This weed is in a flower bed that is in full sun all day.…

White Spots on Rhodo Leaves

IMG_2237.JPG The leaves on my dwarf rhododendron have little white spots. What is the cause and how do I treat it?…

Tree Damage by Squirrels

The snow has melted, and I find ample tree branch clippings around the bases of my trees, in particular Evergreen. They have been pruned off by the squirrels. I noticed a comment here about using Skoot as a deterrent. It…

Trellis rust on Pear Tree

I have 2 pear trees that look nice in spring but suffer every summer and fall from trellis rust, an ugly fungus that apparently overwinters in Junipers. The city’s ornamental ‘Chanticleer’ pear first showed it and later my dwarf fruit…

Lucky Bamboo Dying

Hello There, Hope you’re doing well. I have a lucky bamboo plant that I bought 5 years ago and It was my first gift to my Fiancée and now wife so it holds quite emotional value. Its dying and I…