Pruning Globe Cedars

My 4 year old globe cedars have just been pruned because they were starting to become too unruly and we want to achieve a hedge (20 metres long) that will remain about 20 cm high. There are a few small…

Privet Hedge

I have a privet hedge in my front yard that is too high and wide for my small front yard. Can the hedge be cut back to the ground in order to start over? If not, how far from the…

Annabelle Hydrangea

I am in the Muskoka region near Parry Sound. Exposure of annabelle hydrangea plants is western. For some reason the blooms turned prematurely green. Please explain why.…

privacy hedges

I have a property in the Haliburton highlands. It is heavily treed with mainly maple, hemlock, fir and pine. As a result much of the property is shaded most of the time. The soil is sandy and well drained. I…

How to / can I trim a damaged globe cedar?

My mother lives in Sault Ste Marie and has two globe cedars planted in front of her house. A couple of winters ago, the covers were not installed correctly and the snow sliding off the roof fell heavily onto the…

Shrubs for planting under a black walnut

Our neighbour has a black walnut near the back of his lot. We have a fountain in our yard with some small ornamental grasses in front which are doing well. However the three Japanese Holly we planted as a backdrop…

Katsura Red Fox

Hello, First of all do you know how old the Katsura Red Fox at Edwards Garden is? I wanted to plant one in a small space in our front yard but after seeing the tree at Edwards I was surprised…

euonymus powdery mildew

I have eunoymus shrubs infected with powdery mildew…not responding to fungicide. They are nearly bare of leaves now and the branches are white. Do I uproot and destroy the shrubs? And if so, do I need to treat the soil…