Hardy Camellias in Toronto

Hi, Where I can buy hardy camellias (e.g. Zone 6 or 7) in Ontario? I’d like to grow them in Toronto. I have a coldframe to overwinter them. Thanks, Rocky…

Best time of year for planting trees

How late in fall can one plant a tree (and not a young, skinny one)? When in spring should one plant? Does it depend on the species? What is the best time of year for planting the following trees in…

How to trim large (forsytha) hedge

My husband and I recently purchased a 19th century, Toronto-area farmhouse, including a hedge that may be almost as old. The property is generally in need of updating, and there has been little, in the way of proper landscaping. I’m…

Black Walnut

There is a large 35′ Black Walnut in the back corner of my neighbours yard. I don’t know if this is the culprit but I can’t seem to get my cedar hedge to thrive near this tree. In fact not…

Acer griseum

Hello. I am doing a presentation on the above tree and want to ask for help in identifying any cultivars or hybrids. Thanks.…

Cut-leaf Elder

I have a three year old Cutleaf Elder which has been doing wonderfully until about three weeks ago. The top leaves suddenly turned brown then wilted, I removed them and thought that it may be a lack of water so…

Pruning an out-of-control smoke bush

We have a smoke bush that the previous owners of our house planted approximately 8-10 years ago. I was able to keep up with its growth up until 2 years ago, but now it’s about 20 feet tall and nearly…

Japanese Kerria, double

I have had this shrub for several years and it has bloomed well. Last year I had it trimmed in the fall and this year it bloomed in the Spring. In the late summer I was surprised to find that…