Mandevilla pruning

My mandevilla’s have lots of blossoms coming but the vines are now over reaching the trellis I put in the pots. Should I prune the ends to promote growth lower down in the plant or should I let the vines…

Hyssop falling over

Hi there, I planted a giant hyssop and a regular anise hyssop June this year, they both grew and established very quickly. However, they are tall and a bit weak in that the top with the flowers are falling over…

Pruning tall cedars to promote lower growth?

I live in Calgary and have managed to grow two gorgeous cedars in the east side of my home for the past twenty years. This past horrific winter, mule deer came into our neighbourhood for the first time, to forage,…

White Azalea Care

Here is a picture of my 25 year old azalea. It has been in full bloom since the end of January 2018 (it is now March 25). For the last few years I’ve dug a hole in a shady area…

Montauk Daisy – When to Cut Back?

My Montauk daisy is huge, 3 people could not surround it, when and how much can I cut it back? Just coming out of a really cold Ct. winter and due for more snow his week. Some of the new…

Lilac pruning

I have a lilac tree, I.e. Only one trunk coming up from ground. It has been among trees which have now been removed and the lilac is very straggly. It is in flower now and after it has finished flowering…

Italian plum tree not bearing fruit

I planted an Italian plum tree 5 years ago.  It is now around 12 ft tall and flowers every year but bears no fruit. I think I need another plum tree to pollinate it, but do not know the variety.…

Pruning Wisteria

Do you know of individuals that are versed in pruning wisteria and provide the service for a fee? I have a fairly mature wisteria vine but am convinced that it is not blooming to its capacity due to poor pruning…

Pruning Redbud Forest Pansy & Climbing Clematis

My redbud forest pansy was planted three years ago. This spring we had hardly any little blooms on the branches and the tree started to leaf very late with some branches dried up. We had a tremendous growth spurt afterward…