Ants and Japanese Maple

I live in northern Italy. After an incredibly hot summer last year and an invasion of ants around nesting around the base and running all over my red Japanese Maple, this year my poor tree is extremely slow in sprouting…

Paving Near Mature Hemlock Trees

I have many hemlock trees on my property. I am concerned about paving/landscaping around them due to their shallow roots. Will the compaction of putting in a drive way and interlocking walk way damage them. They have suffered quite a…

Holly and hydrangeas

We have clay soil and live near Edwards gardens. In front of our house we have hydrangeas and a pair of hollies male and female. We had to replace the male holly last spring and it is much smaller than…

Purple flowering raspberry shrub

We are in Zone 6A, Oakville, Ontario. We have clay in our yard. We have had purple flowering raspberry bushes for quite a few years and only ever had one bloom. They were planted under a silver maple, so they…

Prunus ‘Kanzan’

1. Can I plant a prunes Kwanzan tree by a Roberson ? 2. Can a prunes Kwanzan be planted by rejoinder bush…

tree in Edward’s Gardens

Hello! I have a question about identifying a tree I saw when I went for a walk in Edward’s Gardens last week. I called the park and they suggested I email you for help identifying it. I entered the park…

Dog urine on Cedar bushes

Hello there, My daughter and her dog lives with us at the present time. Unfortunately, my daughter has allowed her male dog to pee quite often on our cedar bushes. A lot of the leaves have turned black. Is there…

Container Grown Emerald Cedars

Hi, I planted some 6′ container grown Emerald Cedars a little over 2 years ago (August 2013) and although they have not turned brown, they simply haven’t grown much. The only thing I can think of is that I know…

planting under black walnut

I understand redbud can be planted under black walnut. Can a weeping redbud work, knowing it is grafted on another type of tree, will the graft take the blackwalnut as well. If garden is on hill will this help with…