Why so many cones on the Dawn Redwood?

I’d like to know why there are so many cones on the Dawn Redwood this year and how I tell the female cones from the male cones. I have three Dawn Redwoods in my front yard.…

Sumac and Lilac

Hi, My neighbour has a sumac that is invading my property in a horrific way. I am constantly pulling out roots that are at least 8 ft long. It is also bringing wild onion onto my property. Is there anything…

forsythia pruning

Hi. Photo is of a mature forsythia after 1 year having been moved to this south facing, full sun location in Newmarket after all above ground removed due to fire. The goal us to have a plant 8 feet tall…

Shrubs for dry shade

I need to know what bushes I can plant in shade and sandy soil in east end Toronto would prefer natural looking types with possibly white flowers thank you…

new shade tree for backyard, tree type suggestion please

Hello, I would like to plant a tree which would provide shade for our backyard and cover the unsightly stump (20′ approx) in our neighbour’s backyard. The white circle is the proposed tree location. The X is where the neighbour’s…

Flowering Shrub for Full Sun

Hi We live in Thornhill, ON I’m looking for a flowering shrub or low growing shrub for our front garden which has full sun exposure. Could you please make some suggestions. Thank you…

Yews and toxicity

My question is about yew trees or shrubs.  I’ve been told that they are toxic or poisonous if you eat it.  I have one that I want to take out and plant vegetables or other food in the same space. …

smokebush

I have a young Smokebush that I bought in 2012. it is about three feet high. Do I need to prune this bush and if so, when? Thank you.…