Hydrangea

I live in Larchwood, IA, zone 4. My hydrangea tree grew a large branch while I was recuperating from surgery. The top was very heavy with flowers and it was approx.3″ in diameter before I saw it. I want to…

Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but…

Pruning Passion Flower

I have a large passion flower plant that I have successfully overwintered in my home for three winters…put it out in the summer and it seems quite happy – lots of amazing flowers!! It has a lot of dead stems…

Fig Tree Maintenance in Toronto*

  I was lucky enough to buy a house with a mature fig tree, but had no chance to inquire about maintenance. Noticed some pictures with burlap wrapping in winter and some heavy pruning on old and new branches as…

Hydrangea Problem*

Is my hydrangea salvageable? It is in a sunny spot in clay soil. How and when should I prune it? Thank you…

Unknown Type of Clematis Pruning*

My daughter moved into a house last fall with a huge clematis on the southwest wall of the garage. There were no signs of bloom. We didn’t prune it as we didn’t know the type. This year it did not…

Pruning Beech Hedges*

We planted a row of 7 beech hedges, 7 years ago. They seem to be doing well, however are reaching for sunlight because they are partially overshadowed by a larger maple. Of course we would like them to grow together…

Cedar Hedges*

  We live east just off the island of Montreal. We have a 10-foot high cedar hedge & wish to reduce the height. Can we cut it by 1 foot? 2 feet? Or more without killing the cedars? When is…

Overwintering and Pruning*

  I want to overwinter a passion flower vine and a mandevilla plant in a dormant state. Should I prune them first? If so, how severely should I prune them and do you have any tips to ensure success? Thank…