Dwarf lilac

Unlike other dwarf lilacs in the neighbourhood, when mine bloom, the flowers appear below the green, rather than showing on the outside of the bush. They get lots of good sun, and do produce lots of flowers, but they do…

Spiral Topiary Boxwoods

We live in Toronto just west of Yonge Street, South of St. Clair. Last year we planted several spiral boxwood plants down our driveway. Can you please recumbent someone who specializes in topiary pruning, as I understand that to create…

Pruning a pagoda dogwood

Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

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,…

Mature smoke bush winter kill

This 30+ yr old smoke bush is in Toronto and has suffered winter kill this past winter over most of it. Although about 1/6 th of it has slowley come back and there is some new growth on some of…

Dying or dried up Hydrangea

Our Hydrangea is dying – at least we think so, last year it was beautiful very colourful and has been over the years. But this year the new leaf buds came out then the hot heat in May, probably finished…

how do i prune my Norfolk Island Pine

Hello, My indoor-grown Norfolk Island Pine began life as a potted Christmas tree. As the tree grew, I realized that, in fact, there were 2 separate trees within the 1 pot, giving the illusion of a fuller tree for the…

Weigela Florida

I have three weigela’s they get full sun from 1pm till 6pm. It is very hot sun. Last fall I trimmed them just about an inching on some branches. I covered them with mulch about 1 to 2 inches. One…

Ailing Weigela

Hi, this weigela used to be so full and lovely, now there are many dead branches. It gets more sparce each year. I had cut back branches from another tree above it but that isn’t helping. Is it dying, is…

Species Tulips

Hi, I’m writing from Kitchener, ON. I am growing a mixture of species tulips for the first time this year. (I planted last fall.) They bloomed beautifully and are now forming attractive seed pods. I know that it is advisable…