Wisteria Stressed after Construction

Hello~ my well established (15yrs+) wisteria has sustained root damage from a retaining wall that was installed very close to it this past spring. It bloomed, but after blooming it didn’t leaf out as proficiently as in past years. Clearly…

Flowering Tree Advice

We are looking to plant a flowering tree here at our condo complex in Scarborough, Ontario.. The site is partially over our underground garage roof with a depth of no more than 3 feet so roots must be more spreading…

Rooftop planter garden- growing trapped on pause?

I planted seedlings from a reputable source just before May 24 in my 6 x3 foot planters on my terrace. Once in, they began grow, and then the rain came. We had loads of it, and everything seems trapped in…

Best Soil Composition

What is the best soil composition for a new small bed of Hostas and Ferns in the upper Beach area of Toronto where the soil is sandy? I can buy premixed soil or mix it myself.…

Sprouting Spurs Sleeplessness with Spring Showers

I’m anxious to uproot mature hostas, but it looks like the ground will be wet for a while near a fence. Uprooting will allow me to replace the non-native plants, as well as run an electrical conduit. With wet weather,…

POOR BACKYARD GROWTH

I live near Lake Ontario with a small yard with large tree.  There is a raised garden against the back fence. Have never been able to establish plants for any period of time except a burning bush. A lilac bush…

Sweet Bay magnolia leaves are yellow

Hi. My sweet bay magnolia’s leaves are very yellow… with faint green in the centre (see photo). I’m sure it’s lacking something in the soil. Would you be able to tell me what to ad? It’s growing in full sun…

Carrots

Why do my carrots look like this……

Spring Clean Up

Hello, I trying to grow a native garden and I have a couple of questions on maintenance for spring. What do I do to help them grow in spring? I will be adding a layer of compost to the surface…

Japanese ivory lilac transplant shock

I have a Japanese ivory lilac plant that I transplanted 3 months back, it is about 4 feet tall. It is present in my front yard with full sun 6 to 8 hrs. I have been watering 2 to 3…