Winter protection for new Eastern RedBud

Hi I planted my new eastern redbud in the spring I wanted to know if I should protect it for its first winter. Concerned it may not survive. Located in backyard between 2 sheds so not in direct wind. About…

Hydrangeas

This white Hydrangea plant is overgrown and taking up much of my backyard garden. What can I do to stump the growth?…

Spruce tree

I sent a email earlier about my tree that has an opening where white sap has drained out. No evidence of insect’s. I believe my photo didn’t get sent so hopefully can do it now thanks. Previous email copied here:…

Pool planting

Hello, I am inquiring about softscaping the area around my pool. I love in zone 6a and I am looking for shrubs, trees or plants that can provide privacy and visual interest but are low maintenance. I only have 2…

Seed Pod

We came across this seed pod in Craigleigh Gardens, Rosedale, Toronto. It came from quite a large tree nearby. Can you please identify what it is? We think we might plant it in our garden. We wondered if it was…

Limelight Hydrangea Trees

Limelight Hydrangea Trees— It’s September in Rochester New York, the same climate as Toronto.  We had an unusually hot weekend in the 80s F.  Returning home from a trip I found my limelight trees had entirely yellowed in the interior. …

Limelight Hydrangea Standard – splayed

Hello…this spring we planted a Limelight Hydrangea Standard .. it absolutely thrived and we love it .. large flowers too. Unfortunately part way through the summer the limbs splayed to the point that I had to stake the limbs to…

Sky Pencil Bushes

I would like to know how to winterize my 4 Sky Pencil Bushes. I live in the Toronto Beach area. Last year I wrapped each one in burlap but when I took of the burlap in the spring 3 out…

Fungus on Saucer Magnolia tree branches

The tree is in Toronto in sandy loamy soil, twenty years old large. It is in sun because it stands alone. Can you advise re an arborist? The fungus is not on the trunk or leaves but on the smaller…

Katsura tree growth rate in Ontario

What is the average growth rate of the Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) in Southern Ontario? It will be well-watered in a sunny North facing front lawn.…