Gardening with Native Shrubs: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Shrubs in the garden landscape Although shrubs may be somewhat “overshadowed” by their taller and more charismatic tree cousins, their size and multi-branching habit make them the unsung heroes of the garden, valuable for both their variety and versatility. In…

Pruning Roses: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

This gardening guide provides introductory information about when and how to prune roses. The appropriate pruning techniques depend on the type of rose and the growth pattern desired. Pruning roses correctly should result in a well formed, vigorous plant that…

Growing Japanese Maples: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Did you know? There are many cultivars of Japanese maple, most of which grow only in Japan and surrounding areas. This gardening guide deals with those that are hardy in North America. Acer palmatum and A. japonicum include 250…

The Art of Bonsai: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Bonsai is the Japanese name for the art of growing trees in small containers and has been a tradition in China and Japan for centuries. It is also the name by which these miniature plants are known. They range…