Identify this shrub

My property is half an hour north of Cobourg. The flowers are very fragrant. It blooms late Spring through mid to late Summer. It is very old. Was there before I bought the place 30 years ago…

Pruning a pagoda dogwood

Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

Received climbing hydrangea cutting

Hello again!! I was given some climbing hydrangea cuttings and would like to know what’s the best possible way to successfully root and plant it. My friend said she has not had any luck growing from cuttings, so she bought…

Drought tolerant flowering shrubs

Please help me with some recommendations¬†for drought tolerant flowering shrubs for my front yard. I want something that has a pretty full canopy that extends to the ground. The point of that is to block sunlight and would eventually…

Mature smoke bush winter kill

This 30+ yr old smoke bush is in Toronto and has suffered winter kill this past winter over most of it. Although about 1/6 th of it has slowley come back and there is some new growth on some of…

Dying or dried up Hydrangea

Our Hydrangea is dying – at least we think so, last year it was beautiful very colourful and has been over the years. But this year the new leaf buds came out then the hot heat in May, probably finished…

Emerald Cedars

We have emerald cedars planted along a drive way of a condo building. The space is about 2 ft deep and 20 ft long. The drive way is heavily used and is salted in winter. All the cedars along the…

Is this plant invasive?

Hi, I’ve attached a photo of a plant that has spread from my neighbour’s yard to mine. Can you identify it, and if it’s invasive how can I get rid of it or at leastcontrol its spread? Thank you.…

Killer bugs

Hello, I have a tall perennial (6′). Not sure of the species. This is the 3rd year in a row where is being attacked by small worm like bugs. They eat away the leaves. When they are done, they depart,…