Globe Cedar pruning

The inside of my globe cedars are for all intents and purposes are ‘dead’. Nothing green just wood. I’ve pruned them and them look awful !! Will they rejuvenate in time ?    

privacy hedge

Brampton, Ontario: We lost a lot of our cedar hedges that back onto the park, due to the ice storm. But whatever survived, we want to keep. On the other side of our 100 ft long fence are a number…

Fast growing privacy evergreens.

We recently had neighbor chop down 30 foot tall evergreens along the fence which has completely blighted the view from our property. I need to plant shrubs that will grow to about 15 feet, be fast growing and attractive. We…

Woodland border garden transition to forest

I have a cottage property near the Rideau Lakes Region.  I would like to do some container vegetable gardening on the deck as well as introduce more native plants to my property?  How can I create a nice looking woodland…

Bluebird lace cap hydrangea

I live in the Toronto region and have been trying to find a bluebird lace cap hydrangea.  I unfortunately lost my only two in the garden a couple of years back.  I managed to get a subtle lilac flower.  They…

London Plane tree

I am very interested in knowing the history of London Plane trees in Toronto and southern Ontario.  They are truly majestic with a striking contrast in bark colouring.  I believe this species is ‘native’ to Iran and points east from…

Rabbits eating bushes outside.

This winter was harsh and the rabbits had no food here in forest ontario.  Our 2 bushes, I believe they are called Burning Bushes as they turn red in the fall.  They have been partially eaten.  Can I or should…

rejuvenation old lilac

I had an old lilac bush cut back to stubs last summer.  Now I have a large number of shoots growing out of the old stubs.  I know I’m supposed to remove some of these shoots, but I don’t know…