Plants For A Garden

Hello, I have a question about what type of plants to plant in a garden that is 75% to full sun exposure with loamy soil. I need three plants that are upright pyramidal coniferous evergreen trees that are 5-6m in…

Brown on Spruce needles

Hello Toronto Master Gardeners, Our Black Spruce normally gets brown needles on the inside, which fall off. This is not an issue, normally. But now, there is much more blastiness all over the tree. Kindly see attached. Is this just…

Hydrangea buds coming out in December

Hi, I had planted Hydrangea 2 years ago. They were blooming while I got them, and continued to bloom all summer. The leafs dropped in fall and I didn’t pruned the stem as this particular hydrangea has bloom in old…

Pruning and maybe transplanting rose bush

Hi, I have a rose bush (not sure what type), it’s being stifled by my rose of sharon plants. I’d like to transplant the rose bush. It’s now October in Toronto. What’s the best time to prune and transplant the…

Best time to prune Rose of Sharon

Hi, I live in Toronto and want/need to prune my Rose of Sharon plants. They’re growing wild. It is now October (though hot this week). Am I better off to dead head and drastically prune in the coming weeks or…

Diseased tree and plant beneath it

Hello, We have a huge maple ( Norway?) which shades a rock garden on a hill in the backyard. We live in Scarborough southwest 1.4 kms from the lake. This year most of the leaves have a raised bump as…

Emerald cedar overgrown

Hello: I planted this tree ( I think it is an emerald cedar? In my back yard several years ago, and not knowing how to maintain it, now it is extremely overgrown. If I don’t want to remove it, can…