Mulching around a tree surrounded by stone concrete

Hello we live in Toronto. We have a white Lilac tree in front of our property. It is surrounded by an~ 8×8 foot patch of grass, which is surrounded on all sides by stone or concrete. We would like to…

Low hedge – Full Sun – Southern Exposure

I am quite keen on a low (12-16″ hedge (and the same width) to act as a border for a small front yard with southerly exposure and full sun. The soil is somewhat sandy and drains well. The span would…

Pruning Japanese maple tree

Hi, I would like to start by thanking people who answered me back last time. I wrote in May because I thought my Japanese maple died. Now I know it is not completely dead but I am not sure if…

Tamarisk

Hello, This is a bushy plant I have seen twice in Toronto and that no one has been able to identify for me. I wonder if you can help! It has frothy long green stalks that turn pink at the…

Infestation of Euonymus in planter

I live in a Leslieville townhouse in Toronto and our outdoor space is on the roof where we have a small euonymus tree. (We did not purchase the tree it came with the house so I don’t know the specific…

Catalpa tree slow to get leaves

Hi, I had this catalpa tree planted by Sheridan Nurseries last fall. It is growing leaves but just quite sparsely. It has a two year warranty and was planter by Sheridan. Should I return it? Or would I have more…

Rose damage

I planted a rose bush last year. This spring it appeared like the plant died but finally a shoot appeared from the bottom of the cane. Unfortunately this growth was accidentally broken off. Will the plant produce another shoot or…

Grey lichen-like growth on gingko bark and birch bark

Gingko tree is planted near Lake Ontario in a fairly exposed location. It has been there for 10 years. This year, grey lichen-like, roundish growths have appeared on trunk and lower branches. None of the leaves on the lower branches…

Deer Resistant Shrubs Near a Septic Weeping Bed

I live in Muskoka.  My cedar hedge was devastated by deer and has been removed.  I am planning to replace it with more deer resistant shrubs.  So far, I have purchased 3 barberry shrubs and I’m considering Snow Mound  spirea.  …

Struggling Tri-Colour Beech Tree

About 3 years ago we planted a tri-colour beech tree in the corner of our back yard. The tree was planted in the fall, and it looked like it had weathered a tough summer sitting in a garden center. It…