FAST GROWING VINE

Hello, I am looking to grow and train a vine for a privacy screen between yards along the top of existing fences. I currently have 30ft of engelmens ivy that is trained along my back fence (photo attached). It is…

Dwarf curly kale problems

Hi, I planted dwarf curly kale in a container (on our deck). a) I wondered why the leaves are such a pale green and not a robust dark green b) the very edges of the curly leaves sometimes turn a…

Ailing Japanese maples

WE have two japanese maples in our front garden that appear to be ailing this year. It is fairly windy here but the trees typically are very healthy. We don’t see any insects on the leaves but it appears something…

Grubs and Japanese Beetle Larvae

In the past I’ve always sprayed my lawn with soapy water using a hose-end sprayer. Since grubs don’t like the soap, they come to the surface where the birds can eat them. Would this method work with Japanese Beetle larvae…

Japanese beetles on roses

I would like to give my roses away as I will be downsizing but I also have a terrible infestation of Japanese beetles. How can I be sure that I don’t send any beetles or grubs along with the plants?…

insect damaging vine leafs

I am new in gardening only 3 years, since last year i found the all vine leaf/ grape leaf have plenty of holes infected buy that insect shown in attached photo any idea how to stop this insect from damaging…

Japanese Beetles and my Raspberries

They showed up last year but was told too late to do much about them. They were in my raspberry plants. I do not have a large garden…but a third of it is raspberries. Can you recommend how I can…

Sick Hibiscus flower

I have outdoor hibiscus for 30 years in Guelph, in the last 10 years I noticed infection of black spots on the red hibiscus and the flower is deformed. I asked several horticulture specialists and used all their advices, but…

Insect ID-Japanese Beetle

This insect likes Mallow Okra and even Morning Glory leaves…it is quite destructive…Can you identify it and can you recommend a treatment solution..thank you.…

Japanese Beetles on Sassafraz leaves

Hi, a Sassafraz tree from the ravine next door has seeded itself in our lawn and we’re trying to nurture it to full height. It gets plenty of sun in the location it’s in. However beetles are eating the leaves.…