Cedar shrub all brown after winter

I’ve seen similar posts about this problem so I’m really not sure if it addresses my particular problem. I had stone containers built and I planted cedars in these containers last spring. They did well all of last year but…

Snowball Bush – Is it Dead?

I live in Mississauga, on. It is May. My snow ball bush appears to be dead. Two years ago it was in full bloom, last year not as full…..now not a leave. Hope you have an answer for me. Thank…

Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’

I have a twelve year old beech tree and from what I can tell, it’s a Fagus Sylvatica Tortuosa. I am moving from Richmond Hill to Toronto at the end of June and I am wondering if I can move…

Weeping tree pruning

I don’t know what species this tree is, but it used to be a nice umbrella shape, with all the branches drooping down.  I think reckless pruning has ruined its shape.  Can you tell me what kind of tree it…

carol mackie daphne

Hi! I have a Carol Mackie that has been beautiful for several years, last year we had very cold weather, stunting and even killing many of our plants and trees. This spring the C.M. looked dead. I decided to prune…

Dog-friendly plants

Hello, I would like to plant some shrubs/plants in my backyard that are hardy enough to withstand being urinated on frequently by my dog. Or please advise me how to protect my plants and soil from the acid. I have…

Planting a ground cover in a root zone

Hello! I’m hoping you can help me. I have two lindens at the side of my house in downtown Toronto under which is moderately compacted soil and debris from my recent renovation. And under one of the trees the soil…

Plant Substitute

Hi There, Could you recommend a plant to replace our globe blue spruce in the front yard. Getting a bit too large for the space. Another shrub of some kind preferably. Receives morning sun, afternoon shade Many Thanks!  …

tree peony

I would like to transfer my tree peony which is too near the driveway and gets knocked… When and how should I do this. it is about 10 years old and fuchsia in colour. Thanks…

Beech Hedge vs Hornbeam Hedge

Hi, We are looking to put either a Beech or Hornbeam in our Toronto property as a privacy screening. I think we are leaning towards Beech because it tends to keep more of its leaves over winter vs Hornbeam. What…