Winter Damage – Eastern Redbud

My beloved Redbud has no buds = no flowers.  I have heard that the buds emerge in September and were probably killed by the harsh winter, and also that the leaves will probably follow.  I have done a careful thumb-scrape…

Hicks Yews – Wind Damage

Hi, The four hicks yews I had planted about 3 years ago were coming along so well and then this cold, icy winter hit.  One or two of my yews have some brown on them from, what I’ve been told…

Japanese maple tree

Just planted it last July 2013.  The branches are green inside but the buds are small and all dry.  No growth.  Protected for winter.  Will it come cack?…

Tall cedars/winter damage

We live in Dundas, ON and had planted 6 pyramical cedars about 7 years ago to give us privacy from our neighbors. Last year we topped them as they were growing about 12 feet. We cut them down to 10…

Japanese Maple tree

This spring one of our japanese maple trees is not showing any growth.  This tree is about 8 years old.  All other trees are fine.  How can I tell if there is any growth?  Should I be giving it any…

Replacing Dog-strangling vine with local plants

I have a large infestation of DSV and have started digging it out.  The question that I have is this: what can I plant in the large empty areas, 3-4 square metres each, to inhibit or prevent the re-growth of…

What kind of tree/shrub are these?

Hello TMGs, I moved into a new house in Hillcrest Village and these plants are in the front and I have no idea what they are or how to take care of them.  I personally don’t like them very much,…

My beautiful knot garden of hick’s yews are dead!

My neighbour did a total landcape redesign of his front walkway and stairs which boarders very closely to my beautiful 12 year old well established and healthy hicks yews. I covered them with burlap this winter as i always do…

Thinning Cedar Hedge

Hello. I have a cedar hedge that is probably quite old.  We’ve had the house for 7 years and it was mature then.  It has become quite wide but the problem is, it is thinning.  It is what gives us…

Yellow boxwoods

I have a boxwood hedge. Several of the boxwoods are still yellow and the foliage is very dry. Is there any way to bring these shrubs back to life.…