Planting times for shrubs

Hello – I live in Toronto – South facing garden, but with filtered shade from a mature honey locust tree. I want to plant shrubs with white flowers (no other colour). I’m getting a late start in 2020, as garden…

Hydrangeas slow to leaf out

I live in Waterloo, Ontario. I have two hydrangea plants of unknown variety (I think white ball shaped blooms). It has been a few years since they bloomed. Last year I blamed it on the February thaw as I saw…

Annabelle hydrangea not blooming

I planted an Annabelle hydrangea last summer in Toronto. This year it has no blooms or buds although it is otherwise very healthy. It receives a fair amount of sun but has not dried out given our wet spring. It…

Hydrangea bushes have pod like problem for years now

I have sprayed them repeatedly every year and still only get 1 or 2 small flowers on my annabel bushes. I read somewhere to remove the pod and clean up the ground below, which I will try next year. What…

Pruning Annabel Hydrangeas

I planted two hydrngeas in a mostly shady area. During the last month the edge of the leaves turned brown. I am wondering about pruning and read on one blog that they should be cut to the ground and on…

Annabelle Hydrangea

I am in the Muskoka region near Parry Sound. Exposure of annabelle hydrangea plants is western. For some reason the blooms turned prematurely green. Please explain why.…