pruning a siberian dogwood

last spring- 2013- (the second year after planting) I pruned the Siberian Dogwood stems down to 6 inches, as per advice from a gardening website. Last summer, I did not have any flowers or berries, however, the stems were a…

Rose of Sharon Trees (full grown)

I had a contractor cut down about 10 Rose of Sharon full grown trees to install a window. I need to have something planted to replace them at a reasonable cost, maybe about 6′ tall. Can you recommend something and…

Renovating our Oakville city garden

Currently we have 5 overgrown trees along the back fence in our backyard. Two are Green Ash and infected, about to be removed. There is one Norway maple, and two honey locusts. I am thinking about removing them all and…

arctic fire dogwood/Cornus stolinifera ‘Farrow’

Dear Gardeners, In our garden at a commercial site in Etobicoke, Zone 5, we planted a number of the above named shrubs for winter colour and also because it was mentioned that it would be “compact in stature” unlike the…

What plants are these?

Hi, I recently moved and these plants are in the front garden. Do you know what plants these are? I appreciate your help. Thank you              …

Yucca plant: when can I cut back dried branches

I have a large Yucca plant, and most of the branches are strong. It’s now about 7 or 8 years old, grows indoors, and is planted in a large pot about 35cm in diameter. But some of the lower branches…

Chinese Beauty Bush

Good morning! I recently moved to Pickering where the soil ends to be rock-hard clay approximately ten to twelve inches under the top-soil. I planted a Chinese Beauty Bush along the west fence where it gets about 6 hours of…

Flower buds not opening on old Rhododendron

My old, five foot, Rhododendron has flower buds at the top that are not opening and the plant seems to be making new buds from the old wood about one foot up from the soil?  The Rhododendron beside it is…

Flowering Shrub for Full Sun

Hi We live in Thornhill, ON I’m looking for a flowering shrub or low growing shrub for our front garden which has full sun exposure. Could you please make some suggestions. Thank you…