Spider Webs on Plants

Hi, a few weeks ago, I asked this question: I have a very shady front garden in central Toronto. In recent years, my hydrangeas have been attacked by what I think are spiders (I’ve never actually seen them) that make…

Hydrangea and hostas

I have several potted hydrangea and hostas on deck. Should I plant them in ground before winter or wait till spring?…

Little Lime Hydrangeas

Some of our little lime hydrangeas are looking a little dried out. Can we trim the dead branches? They were only planted last August. Tried giving them more water to no avail. They are in partial Sun, mostly sun under…

Hydrangeas that won’t bloom

Hello. You kindly just helped me with a pest problem and now I have a hydrangea question. We have 5 large Endless Summer Hydrangeas that are 10 years old. They were blooming when planted, bloomed the following summer, bloomed in…

Evergreen clinging vine for shade

I’m looking for a vine, as described above, to cover a concrete block wall in Toronto. English Ivy? Any variegated ivies that would work? What about Emerald Gaiety Euonymus? Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus? And what about a Climbing Hydrangea? Does it…

Climbing Hydrangea

Hello. My climbing hydrangea–approximately 5 years old–is flourishing in terms of leafing and growth but I have yet to see a bud or a flower. It lives against a porch facing east in just ordinary dirt–not clay or sandy. I…

Caring for Hydrangeas

Hello As much as I cover my pink and blue hydrangeas they freeze during the Toronto winter. I wonder which Hydrangeas bloom only on new wood, so there is no need to cover them for winter but still they will…

Climbing hydrangea and maple tree shade

Hello, I live in midtown Toronto. My house faces south, and my backyard is shaded to the north by a large silver maple and to the south by our house. I currently have a small, long planter in the east…

Hydrangea Design in Ombré

I live in Toronto and have a semi shady backyard. On my honeymoon I visited Christchurch Botanical Garden and saw the most beautiful ombré hydrangea display. I want to recreate it using varieties that are available locally. Friends have suggested…