Pruning clematis

I have a jackmanii clematis in a partially shaded garden. I bought it last spring. At first it grew slowly. Then it started to grow along the fence and produced a lot of purple flowers. A couple of weeks ago…

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

I cut them back to just above ground level in the spring. They grow very tall, 4 to 5 ft. and they flop in late summer. Staking is not attractive. Full sun. I have not able to confirm this on…

MANITOBA MAPLE – PRUNING

If I have a 40′ Manitoba Maple cut to 15′, will this tree rejuvenate or do you think it will look a) ugly from the cut and b) take years to regrow? There are now large dead branches and the…

Norfolk pine

I have a Norfolk pine that I love very much but I don’t know how to trim it, it appears that there is another tree growing with it so I cut that back? I also live in Granbury, texas should…

Cutting back for Fall

Hi, I live in Toronto, in what used to be East York. I usually cut back a lot of the plants in the garden, although I do leave some for the birds. Is Oct 11th, Monday of next week, too…

Panicle ‘Phantom’ hydrangeas pruning

We have 4 multi stemmed phantoms about 5 feet apart, western exposure under filtered light from deciduous and pine trees. They are 5 years old. I’d like to prune them. Could I cut the branches close to the main stems…

Redbud Destroyed by Racoons

Hi. I planted a Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ a few years ago (don’t worry, I’ve had them before and they grow great where I live… close to L. Ontario) and it was growing really well. It was about 12′-15′ high and…

Can you cut down an itoh peony in June?

My itoh peony is full of powdery mildew. It is beyond the prevention stage. I am worried it may spread to the phlox nearby. Can I cut it to the ground in June after blooming, or do I have to…

Pruning Polyanthus roses

Hello, I live in the city of Toronto, zone 6a, and have a small rock garden on the slope of my front lawn edging the sidewalk and facing south. The soil is loamy. At the top of the rock garden,…