Looking for a recommendation for a city tree

I’d like some advice on selecting a tree from the list provided by the city, to be planted by the city.  My criteria are: fast-growing and hardy tolerant of salt and pests attractive when still quite small ornamental, flowers or…

Easter Hydrangeas – Indoor or Outdoor?

Hello, I am wondering if the typical hydrangea you get at the local flower shop for Easter is specifically designed to last for a short period of time indoors – or if it would be worthwhile to plant it outside…

Choosing a city tree

Thank you for your response! A couple follow up questions… Why might we want to steer away from a large shade tree on our small lot? Just the appearance in proportion to our narrow house? Or impact of the root…

choosing a city tree

We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

pruning a siberian dogwood

last spring- 2013- (the second year after planting) I pruned the Siberian Dogwood stems down to 6 inches, as per advice from a gardening website. Last summer, I did not have any flowers or berries, however, the stems were a…

Trees & Shrubs

When is the best time to plant a tree in Owen Sound, spring or fall? It will probable be an Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple. Thank you.…

privacy hedge

Brampton, Ontario: We lost a lot of our cedar hedges that back onto the park, due to the ice storm. But whatever survived, we want to keep. On the other side of our 100 ft long fence are a number…

Fast growing privacy evergreens.

We recently had neighbor chop down 30 foot tall evergreens along the fence which has completely blighted the view from our property. I need to plant shrubs that will grow to about 15 feet, be fast growing and attractive. We…

Woodland border garden transition to forest

I have a cottage property near the Rideau Lakes Region.  I would like to do some container vegetable gardening on the deck as well as introduce more native plants to my property?  How can I create a nice looking woodland…