When to Plant Cedars in Toronto

We have some mature cedars along the borders of our backyard that are withering. We want to fill in some of the “bald” spots, which are shady, with new 5 – 6 feet cedars. When is the best time of…

Corner property city tree

Hello we used to have a beautiful birch tree on our corner property (no sidewalks) which was stunning but was eventually overcome by borers. Some options that were suggested: Redmond Linden, Cucumber Tree or Kentucky Coffeetree. We personally like the…

Garden Bed Creation

Hi there, My property is covered with various plants and trees which have flourished over the years except in one area. The curved garden bed (see attached file) between my patio area and my neighbour’s chain link fence hasn’t provided…

Advice on pruning an old apple tree

The photo I am submitting is of an apple tree in a corner of a courtyard in downtown Toronto where I live. I gets lost of sun. It’s semi dwarf, probably close to 15ft in diameter and about 12 ft…

Vine choking my cedar

This vine has spread over 2 small cedar trees and seems to be impeding their growth. I have cut it back a lot. Should I dig it out?…

Picking a Native Tree

Hi, I live in North East Scarborough and I want to plant a tree this spring in my backyard. It seems to have low sunlight as the garden faces north and there is also a literal house right in front…

Suggestions for a tree in very narrow front lawn?

Hello! I am new to gardening, a first time homeowner and am seeking advice on a tree to put in our front tiny narrow lawn- to add some curb appeal and some privacy (once the tree is mature). It is…

Eugenia

I have my eugenia tree inside for winter, do I keep it trimmed during winter or leave it alone till it’s back outside.…

What trees can survive over winter on balcony

Hello – Could you suggest trees and vines that can survive winter on my balcony using pots. I live in downtown Toronto, one side of the balcony faces east and the other south. Do insulated pots exist or are there…