Susan Magnolia – Spring 2020 Freeze Stunting

Hello, Susan Magnolia, Spring 2020 experienced a freeze after blooming began, many branches still have buds, but no further growth/leaves. Any recommendations to start growth on the bare branches, now June 25th. Applied 1 spike fertilizer June 14th. Planted 2018.…

Deformed Hostas

I have a shaded woodland garden in downtown Toronto. I have Hostas along a shady path, some growing in Vinca, some in loam beds. A number of new Hosta shoots have not unfurled and grown misshapen with the very tip…

Hostas going mushy

Thank you for providing this service. I live in Markham, climate zone 6a with clay soil. The hostas in question are under a black walnut, so the area is currently sunny, but will be shady once the tree’s leaves come…

Late frost damage to tree

Hi Master Gardener – I live in Toronto and just bought a beautiful Moonrise Japenese Maple last week that is pretty fully leafed-out. I haven’t planted it yet – it’s still in it’s 5 gal pot. The first night we…

My Japanese Maple tree

I have a Bloodgood Japanese Maple in a south facing location that was planted 6 years ago. It has done so well and looked beautiful and full until this spring when many of the branches remained bare. I went to…

Wilting Hanging Flowering Plant

My parents recently bought a hanging flowering plant from Costco wholesale, but over the two days that they were gone, it wilted completely. Is it because they didn’t water it? We just thought it was strange because it was only…

Frost-touched tropicals

My large bougainvillea, rubber plant and ficus benjamina were put outside and then we had one night of light frost! Some of the leaves on the bougainvillea and ficus are brown now and the ficus has dropped some leaves. Are…