Newport Plum tree

I have a 12 year old Newport Plum tree that has been struggling for the past two years. Last year there was definitely less new shoots growing and this year very few. I noticed there is a black fungus growing…

Serviceberry blight

The city planted a lovely specimen Robin Hill Serviceberry late last fall. About 12 feet tall, lovely shape and lots of buds. Location: full sun, well-drained front garden. It bloomed nicely about 2 weeks ago, and now as the leaves…

Bark Peeling on Butterfly Bush

I trimmed my butterfly bush down in the fall to about a foot tall. It is now mid May in Ontario and I noticed the bark on my Butterfly bush is peeling on the stumps and there appears to be…

boxwood after this winter

Collingwood Ontario – our boxwood hedge is always covered on the top over winter and survives very well. This year it is almost completely brown – see picture – what can I do to repair? Appreciate your advice.…

Pest resistant Hedging

We have about 40 pyramidal cedars lining the perimeter of my backyard like a wall. We planted them about 8 years ago and they are now about 15-feet tall. Unfortunately they have a serious infestation of cedar leaf miner. We…

Best Spot to Plant Tree

We are thinking of having the City plant a Yellow-wood. We face west, get a lot of sun and already have a skinny Service Berry and weeping Japanese Maple on the lawn. Our lot is 42.5 ft wide. We would…

Sick Lilac Tree

Hi! I have a 5 year old French Lilac that suddenly is not doing so well. Many of its leaves are curled and small, the leaves have what look like leaf miner lines on them and it has half the…

Hydrangea Panicle Limelight

My new hydrangea planted last Spring bloomed well in the summer. Now buds are coming out at the base of the plant only. Can I expect buds to come out much higher in the plant? Do I remove the buds…