Hedges are dying and do not know why

Hello I live in Toronto and last fall I noticed my hedges are starting to turn brown. They are planted at the bottom of a slant and the soil remains quite moist all the time. I was under the impression…

Harlequin maple – leaves not variegated

Our harlequin maple is 25 years old and has always been beautiful with green and yellow outline leaves. We know know to remove entire green leaves so the whole tree doesn’t become green leaves. This season (we live in Ottawa)…

Cedar Tree browning / dying

I planted this Cedar tree last year and it was fine during winter but it started to brown in the spring/summer time. I noticed that the soil was always moist and figured that water is not draining so I started…

Peony bush not blooming

I have an early variety deep red double peony bush. In the past it would be loaded with buds. However the last few years it is producing fewer blossoms. This season I only had two and the bush itself is…

Chlorosis in Blueberry Plant

Hello! I recently got 2 Blueberry plants, one Pink Icing (ZF06-079) and one Peach Sorbet (ZF06-043), and I noticed that the leaves are not as healthy as I’d expect for this time. I’m concerned they are suffering from some level…

Care for climbing hydrangea

My climbing hydrangea is about 20 years old. It is in my garden on the side of your garage. Each year the leaves and and the beginning of blooms return, however in the last few years the blooms have failed…

Growing raspberries in eastern Ontario

I planted raspberry canes in spring 2021 and had a reasonable crop of berries in September/October. A handful each day for about three weeks. Then last year the berries never ripened! We had blossoms and tiny fruit but they never…

Cactus with skinny legs

I purchased this cactus 5 years ago at the spring show at Alan Gardens. It was in bloom (hasn’t flowered since) and they were lovely, full cylinders. Now they’re looking a little withered at the base. I water well once…

River Birch

Our 4 year old river birch seems to have trouble leafing out this year.  Some of the internal branches are missing some leaves so it looks a little threadbare. Could it be from my dogs peeing on it? Is there…

Why did my Pinky Winky not get pinky…?

I have two questions about my Pinky Winky, a hydrangea tree. It was planted in summer, 2016 and fertilized well in spring. Since the original tree was heavier at one side (see the pic: left one is younger tree with…