japanses maple blood good in container

Hi I have a Bloodgood Japanese Maple that I purchased last spring.  It did well and it made it through winter and is now beginning to leaf but I find the leaves are droopy.  Its been a week and I…

sick magnolia

i have a 12 year old magnolia that is not blooming at all at present. almost all magnolias are currently in full bloom (May 4/15). last year it had a half bloom and summer leaves were not as full and…

Planting schedule

Please advise when the following should be planted — early in the spring or after May 24th? – euonymus – iris – perennials – Boston ivy Thank you!…

Paper birch & bronze birch borer

My 40+yr old birch that suffered damage to the roots. I tried to save it, but it was so weakened the dreaded birch borer moved in. I had the tree cut down last fall (2014) and the stump removed (they…

Cotoneaster Apiculatus Standard form

Hi This is my first spring with this ‘tree’. It still has dried up berries on it. Should I get rid of them or will that happen naturally when the new leaves grow? Thanks  …

Colourfull bushes

Hello, I am sharing a patch of grass with my neighbour in between or houses which gets only the afternoon sun. We would like to plant three colourful bushes or plant with little maintenance as possible. I would like to…

Quick growing privacy shrubs

we just re-designed our backyard last year and are looking to now plant. We were left with no privacy along the back fence. We are looking for a fast growing shrub. We live in Southern Ontario Canada. What would you…

Foundation Shrubs

I want to purchase 2 shrubs to give and plant for my family who live in downtown Toronto, I think zone 6. They have southwest exposure so lots of sun and the hot setting west sun. Their front yard is…