Black Edges on Young Pear Leaves No Cause for Alarm

OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) has just released an advisory on this subject. They report  that this year, as in 2016, black marginal necrosis  is appearing on the newest growth of pear (Pyrus) trees.  In 2016,…

Carry a Bucket; Save a Tree

The past few weeks of extreme heat coupled with lack of rain is putting urban trees at risk. Do help the trees along streets, in parks and in your own yard by giving them a much needed drink of water.…

Garden Alert: Harmful Beetles Active

Japanese Beetle adults are starting to emerge now, soon to be followed by European Chafer beetles.  Look for these shiny green and copper beetles feeding on grapes, roses and other flowers. Where possible, knock adult beetles into a bucket of…

Time to Deal with Boxwood Leaf Miners

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has posted a notice reminding gardeners that those yellow / orange spots on boxwood leaves are the result of boxwood leaf miner pupating inside them. Since adult miners (midges) are…