White Spots on Rhodo Leaves

IMG_2237.JPG The leaves on my dwarf rhododendron have little white spots. What is the cause and how do I treat it?…

Trimming Outdoor Cactus

We have an outdoor cactus of the Escobaria or Coryphantha and Opuntia variety (http://cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/encyclopedias/flora/cacti-of-canada.html) We have had this cactus for quite a few years, but it has now spread onto our patio. I want to keep the cactus, but I…

Annabelle Hydrangea

I purchased an annabelle hydrangea from a big box store in early spring. It put in a large stone container on the balcony and it grew quite fast this spring and summer. Soon it will be time to store in…

Limelight Hydrangrea Tree

I live in MN and my Hydrangree tree has very heavy blooms that are hanging in my birdbath. Is it okay to just clip the heavy blooms off in the summer or should I wait until fall?…

Euonymus Tree Rejuvenation?

I live in Barrie, ON. I have a euonymus tree that is not doing well this year at all. It did have some green leaves and new growth in the spring, but those have since shriveled and fallen off (see…

Magnolia Bud Drop

I live in Chester NS and have a mature (20 year) Star Magnolia which blooms prolifically every May , around 10 -12 of May, including this past May It is in a sheltered spot and has lots of room. I…

Pruning Hibiscus Tree

My hibiscus tree is 15 feet high but this year is the worst for the centre branches dying. I haven’t pruned them out yet but I do fertilize, water regularly and it usually has a beautiful showing, although the japanese…

Hydrangeas bloom, but stay green

My hydrangeas (hydrangea arborescen) seem very healthy and always bloom. The blossoms are green at first, sometimes turn white, but then turn back to green and stay that way. They are in two beds at the front of my south-facing…