Japonica Camellia

I am interested in buying a Japonica Camellia, family of Theaceae. Please advise where I can get them in Toronto. Many thanks,  …

Rhododendron care

My rhododendron did beautifully this year. Can you tell me the best way to care for the plant after it has bloomed? Should I prune it now or wait? Thanks!…

Thuja ‘Green Giants’ pruning

Hi….we have a hedge of Thule “Green Giants” we planted because we needed a rapid growing hedge…which we now have. But we want to stop the vertical growth as they are becoming trees and difficult to prune at their sides…

Ant colony at base of large maple

Hi I was doing some cleaning of brush away from the base of a 30 year+ maple and noticed a huge ant colony at the base of the tree. Ants were also going up the bark but did not appear…

Planting cedars in large planter on a deck

Hi there, We are building a large deck and the planter will be a long (trough-like) 18′ long, 2.5′ wide, 2.5 high. I want to plant 7-8 cedars to make a raised privacy fence. We are in the Grimsby area…

Young tree bending in the wind

We have a young Kentucky Coffeetree in our yard. The City planted it in the fall of 2017. This spring, we removed the stake that the City put in with it. The tree bends over very far with the prevailing…

Cutting Propagation

I have taken cuttings of my Rose of Sharons, Weigela and Hydrangea shrubs in a clear plastic container with 2 inches of potting soil sitting below 2 inches of sand..the container has been covered with a white plastic bag and…

Transplanting a Dwarf Japanese Maple

My neighbour no longer wants her Japanese maple that’s about 4′ H x 4′ W with a trunk diameter of 1 1/2-2″. When and how can I successfully transplant it?…

Propagating Little Princess Spirea

Trying to propagate this plant. Took softwood cuttings in June, planted in soil less mix and kept in a portable greenhouse in the shade. They,looked good for about a week then started to turn brown. Some seemed to have roots…