Foundation Shrubs

I want to purchase 2 shrubs to give and plant for my family who live in downtown Toronto, I think zone 6. They have southwest exposure so lots of sun and the hot setting west sun. Their front yard is…

Novice mistake – planting too early?

I was a little too anxious and planted a potted Korean dwarf lilac and hydrangea in the ground today. Both are about a foot tall. I’ve placed mulch around the roots to protect them but should I dig them back…

oakleaf hydrangea not blooming

My Oakleaf Hydrangea bloomed last year but this year I see no blooms at all.  I am in Toronto.  It gets about three to four hours of afternoon sun each day.…

moving on from verticillium wilt

Hello TMGs, I have a peony that had been suffering from verticillium wilt for about three years. I only just identified it and realized there is no treatment for this soil-borne disease. So with a heavy heart I dug up…

Easter Hydrangeas – Indoor or Outdoor?

Hello, I am wondering if the typical hydrangea you get at the local flower shop for Easter is specifically designed to last for a short period of time indoors – or if it would be worthwhile to plant it outside…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

White Hydrangea

Can you suggest a white hydrangea with conical flowers that will grow in a partly shaded location on a slight slope (soil tends to be on the dry side). I have planted Tardivia and have not had many blooms from…

Hydrangea not flowering

Following up on an earlier question from someone in Ottawa with a non-flowering hydrangea which flowered beautifully last year. I have the same problem and did not prune the hydrangea at all so that is not a factor. Last year…

Climbing Hydrangea leaves are all wilting

My Climbing Hydrangea has all its leaves wilting.  There are no signs of bugs on the plant, and I have tried feeding it some 20-20-20 fertilizer to see if it would help.  This has also been a very wet spring …