Deciding Between Two Oaks

I’m trying to decide between two different oak cultivars. Skinny Jeans and Kindred Spirit Hybrid. The garden I want to plant them in is 10 ft by 30 ft and I’m thinking of planting one at each end. I want…

Neem oil for ailing Serviceberry

I planted a large (7 gallon) multi-stemmed serviceberry (amelanchier gran Autumn Brilliance) in June of last year to keep my birds happy!  Unfortunately, my serviceberry has not produced any berries and has been hit by both leaf miners and mildew…

Maple tree fungus

I have a city tree (planted 4 years ago(?)) that had had a fungal infection for the last three years. Year by year the tree looks worse. How can I get the city to replace with an appropriate tree. I…

Weeping Cypress disease – updated with photo

Good morning I have sone problem with my weeping cypress tree – the tree is around 25 years old – approx 25 feet height. – planter in front yard next to driveway ( no salt damage ) – full Sun…

Dying plant – Leucanthemum superbum

My beautiful goldfinch Leucanthemum superbum was blooming beautifully in a sunny spot (full sun) and then some of the stems and blooms turned brown and died. Any idea what might be the cause? And how to fix it and prevent…

Tanyosho pine with damaged canopy

Hello, I live in the east GTA and purchased a tanyosho pine last year that suffered a substantial amount of needle loss and branch die-off in the spring. I ended up concluding it was suffering from a fungal problem (candles…

potato plants

My potato plants were doing very well, then in the past week, one by one, plants are looking like they are wilting or in desperate need of water, yet potato plants right beside them are thriving.  Within one week, half…

Help with Serbian Spruce

I have a mature Serbian spruce which seems “dead” . It was alright till Aug 2017 and in Sep I noticed the lower branches shedding needles and by fall, the entire tree.This spring, no growth and seems gone. I have…

Apple Scab on my Flowering Crab Tree?

Last year our flowering crab tree looked beautiful, as usual, when the flowers opened in mid May. The leaves came on afterwards as always, but in late June the leaves turned yellow and brown and by mid July they had…