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.…

What can I grow with Tree of heaven and Black Walnut?

We are in Toronto, with a space that has areas of full sun, part sun/shade, and full shade. Our back yard has about 80% coverage by tree of heaven roots. I’ve accepted that I must just continue pulling root systems…

Hardy Small Shrub

I have a small formal front garden that is lined with boxwoods. Sadly about 1/2 of the boxwoods died this winter. I would like to plant hardier small evergreen shrubs in their place. Do you have any recommendations? I am…

Planting in a small west facing front yard

Our new home in Toronto, a semi, sits on a n.w. corner lot with the north side fenced off with a 3′ chain link fence from the heavily traveled sidewalk on Davenport Rd. Because of the heavy salting in winter…

Where can I buy a Meyer Lemon Tree?

I am trying to track down a Meyer Lemon Tree in Toronto and having trouble doing so. I’ve reached out to Sheridan Nurseries and they can get one but they don’t know when or how much. I am trying to…

Planting a cherry blossom tree in my front lawn

I would like to plant a cherry blossom tree in my front lawn–just adjacent to an edged bed that already contains some flowering bushes, tulips and a fruit tree of some kind that produces white flowers. Could you give me…

Blue Wichita Junipers

I have four Wichita Blue Junipers planted about 8 feet apart along my driveway in full sun. I planted the Junipers about 12 years ago and they are about 12-14 feet tall. I noticed that all four are browning from…

Flowering dogwood – Cornus kousa

I have a 10 year old flowering Dogwood–a Cornus Kousa— and it is now mid-May. There is no sign of flowers just short pointy pieces at the end of each branch. There are many of them and I broke one…