Leaf Spot

This is an example of something that has invaded my Joe Pye plants and a new Nannyberry (viburnum). The viburnum looks very bad. The Joe Pyes will come back next year. Is this a fungus, an insect? I cannot seem…

weeds and tomato blight

I’ve been trying to get rid of weeds (Please see attached) at my backyard garden for the last several years but without any success. This year I have planted my vegetables in the bucket yet the weeds are growing and…

A mass on my plum tree branches

Hello. I have noticed that there are masses growing on the branches of my plum tree. Last year someone told me that it might be harmful. I cut all the branches with the masses. This year they all grew back…

Pagoda dogwood partially covered with leaves

I have had a pagoda dogwood shrub for about 6 years and it has always been very healthy. This year only about half of the branches have leaves on them. Some of the branches seem dead. I put shrub fertilizer…

Orange fungus growing on an oak tree

I have a large (1 foot+ across) orange fungus growing on the bark of a large oak tree. It is approx. one foot off the ground and has smooth edges. Could you tell me what it is called? Should I…

Beauty Bush (Dreamcatcher) – rust on leaves

My Beautybush seems to have a rust discolouration on the leaves, especially the ones that produced flowers, should I prune them off or cut back the whole bush? I am reluctant to spray with anything.…

Yellow spots on Hollyhock leaves

I work at a vineyard where we have hundreds of Hollyhocks growing.  A lot of them have yellow/orange wart like spots on the leaves aggregating outward.  The leaves eventually turn yellow and drop off the plants.  We sprayed them last…

Peculiar Fungus on my Junipers

I’m phoning for some advice on a very peculiar fungus growing on my junipers which is rusty in colour.  It started out as little pebbly dots.    …

Japanes Maple

Cut leaf weeping Japanese Maple’s (Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Garnet’) leaves are drying up and falling off. The twigs also look like they are drying out. Whole branches have lost leaves and all parts of the shrub seem to be affected.…