Slow Growing Rhododendron

I have had my Rhododendron bush for 5 years and it has barely grown and has buds that haven’t opened. what can I do to help it? It used to be in a shady area but last year I moved…

Hydrangea Tree

My son in Whitby has a hydrangea tree that appears to have died. How can you tell for sure and what causes it?…

Front yard Shrub Suggestions

Our front yard faces east and gets pretty direct sunlight in the summer hours until the early afternoon, therefore making it pretty hot and dry as there is no shade. Can you recommend a few slow growing shrubs that thrive…

Full shade privacy hedge non-poisonous to sheep

Hello, our ecological farm uses sheep to cut our lawn instead of petrol.  They are a great grounds maintenance crew and even fertilize!  I would like to plant a year-round privacy hedge across the southern front of our farm house…

Plants for a Hedge

I have 4’x4′ posts already cemented and ready for an 8′ tall & 56′ long wood privacy fence but I’ve changed my mind about installing a wooden fence. I am very much interested in some type of a living fence…

Winterizing Hibiscus

I was given a standard hibiscus which has many blooms on it yet to come out. It stands about 5 ft tall and is in a pot with a 12 inch height and diameter with good rich soil. Is it…

Winterizing Shrubs & Roses*

My wife and I planted 16 Rose bushes with 5 different varieties. We also have different types of shrubs. I was told to put mulch around the rose bush base up to about 10 inches. I also have a product…

Dying Emerald Cedars, Viburnum, and Berberis

Hello, Several Emerald cedars planted a year ago in the spring have turned brown suddenly and died–they have been watered throughout this summer weekly. A 12-13 year old Viburnum flowered beautifully this spring, but branches have been suddenly drying up…

North Facing Shrubs

What shrubs would grow against a north facing wall. This is the back wall of a garage, which is quite empty and I’d like a larger shrubs. The planting area is 9′ wide and 3-4.5′ deep. I think a pyramidal…

Shrub Cuttings *

I have cuttings (forsythia, boxwood) I planted in soil pots Sept 10, they should be rooted by now.  Should I leave them in the pots for the winter or should I plant before the ground freezes? Also can I bring…