Oakleaf hydrangea

I planted this shrub three years ago and it only shows ONE bloom every year. It is in shade (as I thought it should be) – could that be the problem? I have not pruned it yet. Any idea ?…

Sick Japanese maple

We have a japanese maple that is about 7 years old. It has been very health since we planted it, but this year, for some reason, many of the branches were either leafless or very sparse and is very unhealthy.…

Growing Redbud from seed

So, I’ve harvested some of the seed pods and finally decided to google the issue and most sites are recommending refrigerating the seeds at 41degrees F for 6 weeks. Can I freeze them? Should the seeds be in a medium…

Rose of Sharon not blooming

Hi. We live near Binbrook, Ontario. We had a lovely Rose of Sharon tree (photo attached) which bloomed beautifully until 2016 when it got some kind of disease and died. Sunny part of the garden. We replaced it with the…

Weeping willow

Hi! I’ve planted two branches from a weeping willow. The tops turned black to brown and thought they were dead. I saw new growth at the bottom, should I cut the dead tops off?…

Controlling Motherwort and Tree of Heaven

Hi, my new neighbour is a herbalist and her motherwort has jumped over to my yard. How can I control it without using herbicides that might make it into her yard? On the same note, I have (and dislike) a…

Dwarf Trees

Hi Guys, I want to plant fruit trees in my yard but it is very small. I’m looking for dwarf trees. Do you have a preference or recommendation for where to buy them from? I’m located in Vaughan near Dufferin…

Twisted Baby Black Locust

Zone 4- Gatineau/Ottawa area Hello.. looking to buy this dwarf twisted baby black locust from a local nursery. After researching, wondering if wrong choice- ash borer severe in our area and will this tree be prone to invasive suckering and…