Transplanting Flowering Dogwood Ornamental Tree

Hello! I planted my Dogwood 2 yrs ago beneath a large Black Walnut tree. It flowered the 1st year. No flowers the 2nd year. The 3rd year, I thought it was dead but, just recently, it started to show some…

How to recover from bad pruning

I recently moved into my house and have pruned the branches on the grape trees in my backyard.  Now their is juice coming out of where I pruned. How can I do to help the trees recover from this mistake?…

How to root pussy willows

I live at Coxwell and Gerrard in an urban forest. I have some pussy willows that I bought at my local grocery which are starting to develop roots.  I’d like advice on how to encourage the roots and plant them…

black lace elderberry

I wonder if elderberry would work in a large container on a third floor deck in Toronto? And survive the winter? The container has styrofoam insulation and deck has a watering system but it is hot.…

dying rhododendron

My beautiful rhododendron looks dead! There is some growth at the bottom. Should I cut it back? Will it grow back? Was it a bad winter for them?…

Dogwood Twigs

I always use red dogwood twigs in my winter urns arrangement. In Dec I bought these from the TBG Open House. These twigs are now green at base and appear to be growing. I usually discard or use the twigs…

Dogwood did not flower/Juniper is brown

Hello, I have two questions. 1) My flowering dogwood is a relatively new tree. We purchased it 5 feet tall and 2 years ago it flowered beautifully. Last year it flowered, but considerably less. This year (and I don’t know…

Severe winter kill on boxwoods

The boxwoods seem to have been particularly hard hit this winter.  Mine is showing just a little bit of green at the bottom.  What should I do?  …