incorporating a specimen tree with a white cedar hedge

We live in zone 5b, with the area in question receiving full sun now that the neighbours have removed all the trees along the fenceline separating our back yards. This is also moist soil (a natural path for rainwater, etc.)…

What variety of solanum do I have?

What is the variety of solanum that is trained to be a standard? It has bluish purple or white flowers with orangy yellow stamen. The leaf is lancet and dark green while the ripened fruit turns a light orange. Sorry…

Black aphids on japanese maple

Hello, I’m in Toronto with a west facing garden (full afternoon sun) that has a 4ft japanese (waterfall) maple. I planted it last summer, and it came back this spring very healthy. But today, I noticed swarms of small black…

Ninebark mildew

I planted a Coppertina Ninebark two and a half years ago and it has been suffering from what I think might be powdery mildew. Its leaves are withering. How do I get rid of the mildew? The bush is shaded…

Fruit Trees

We have a plum tree,a wild and sweet cherry tree,and recently purchased a pear tree.I do not want to spray the trees with any insecticide.Is there anything else I can do to help keep the fruit from getting all buggy?Appreciate…

lilac under a big tree

I had a large tree removed this spring. Under it is a lilac bush which is growing, but is spindly and lacking vigour. What should I do?…

Tree Selection

I like advice on a native tree for my back yard. I have contacted LEAF about their back yard planting program but I don’t know which tree would be best for my small city backyard, which has lots of sun.…