Chokecherry – plant ID

I have identified most plants in the garden of the house I have moved into. Can anyone help with this one?

Help me choose a tree for our backyard.

Our backyard backs onto a laneway which is next to a gas station and then a busy street.  We have a standard wooden fence to block some of the view but since it is a gas station we can still…

Privet Hedge Renewal Pruning Timing

Can I do renewal pruning of my old privet hedge in May (know it is best to do in late winter or early spring)?  Half my hedge died when neighbour did landscaping and I would like to renew the rest…

Lilac blooms

I am looking for directions on how to cut lilacs and put them in vases without having them wilt.  I tried hot water but it didn’t seem to work.  Maybe the water was too hot.  Some suggestions would be greatly…

Removing bushes from flowerbeds

I have an evergreen and large weigela bush in my backyard.  The evergreen is about 5 feet high (I think it’s a yew).  It looks terrible and I want to remove it…  How do I deal with the roots?  The…

Peculiar Fungus on my Junipers

I’m phoning for some advice on a very peculiar fungus growing on my junipers which is rusty in colour.  It started out as little pebbly dots.    …

Is my Japanese Maple dying?

When I found the leaves started to dry up and fall, I then planted it into the ground in front of our house, facing south.  It has been around two weeks time since then.  It seems like there are a…

Yellowing Emerald Cedars

I planted emerald cedars last year and this spring/late winter they started turning light green, then yellow and browning at the bottom. They were planted with topsoil and mulched and I’m watering them.  What is wrong?…

cedar edge

I live in northern Ontario. My cedar edge turned brown(rusty color) last winter. The upper part is brown. Planted in mostly sun area. They were very nice and healthy. They are about 4 feet high and were planted about 5…