Pruning climbing rose

My climbing rose has grown some very long canes after pruning after the first flowering. It is now going into fall and there are a few shoots that are very long and might break off in winter. Can I cut…

How to / can I trim a damaged globe cedar?

My mother lives in Sault Ste Marie and has two globe cedars planted in front of her house. A couple of winters ago, the covers were not installed correctly and the snow sliding off the roof fell heavily onto the…

Pruning weigela

Now that flowering is over, the stalks are covered with the remains of the flowers. Do I cut off all the stalks that flowered, and when?…

Spring Clean-up: A Toronto Master Gardener Guide

Spring clean-up is an annual event. It can begin as soon as the soil is dry enough – it should crumble in your hands, not stick together in clods. This gardening guide lists all of the activities related to cleaning…

Pruning Schedules

Hi there,I have an assortment of shrubs that I’m wondering what sort of pruning schedule, if any, applies. I know that shrubs that bloom on new wood can be done early but how early and just how much should I…

Pruning Clematis, Hydrangea and Emerald Cedars

Is April too early to prune Jackmani clematis? And I am confused about how to prune Blush Bride Hydrangea. Also I have some small (2 year old) Emerald cedars in my yard. Do I need to water them?…

Pruning daphne and lilac

I have a daphne burkwoodii that has spread to 8 feet, how do I cut it back to a more reasonable size? And I also have a dwarf Korean lilac I’d like to make smaller.…

The Art of Bonsai: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Bonsai is the Japanese name for the art of growing trees in small containers and has been a tradition in China and Japan for centuries. It is also the name by which these miniature plants are known. They range…