Hard Pruning Large Overgrown Lilac shrub/tree

Hello I understand that it’s possible to rejuvenate old lilacs by hard pruning them to about 8″ from the ground. I read that the best time to do this is March/April – before the growing season begins. I’m sure this…

I don’t know what to do with this hydrangea…

I first planted this hydrangea with flowers possibly 2014 (not full sun), then I transferred the plant to other place (not full sun) in 2018.  Since then I have never seen flowers… if there was, only one or two flowers…

Annabelle Hydrangea

My Annabelle hydrangea is drastically over growing our sidewalk, impeding strollers/prams etc.  Can I just hack it back to a more reasonable size now (in full glorious bloom), or do I have to wait until late fall/winter?  With all the…

Transplanting a Butterfly Bush

I need to move my 2 year old butterfly bush to a location that has more space. What is the best way to transplant? What time of year should I attempt this?…

Orlaya

Hello, I have the beautiful Orlaya flower in my garden. It self sowed from last year. Gorgeous. I have read in other zones it blooms until frost. My flowers are already going to seed. Does it get second blooms if…

Cranberry viburnum not flowering

I planted a cranberry bush (viburnum) 2 years ago. The plant is thriving and growing lots of healthy foliage as well as growing by several feet. The exposure is west and it gets lots of Sun. However, it shows no…

Bending Arborvitae

The trunk is bent half way. Still looks green. Is it ok to cut the trunk where it starts to bend? It’s about 13 years old and about 15feet tall. Please advise any other tips.…

Norfolk pine in Canada

I’ve been growing and tending to my Norfolk pine for almost 13 years, changing its soil and pots and watching it grow. It has reached the height of 10 feet and no longer fits into our house comfortably. I’ve taken…

Japanese Maple in Trouble

My Japanese maple is about 16 ft. high and spreads about 12ft. wide. It gets morning and late afternoon sun. I have never had the soil tested, but I believe it’s clay-based. The tree has grown so beautifully up until…