choosing a city tree

We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

Trees & Shrubs

When is the best time to plant a tree in Owen Sound, spring or fall? It will probable be an Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple. Thank you.…

privacy hedge

Brampton, Ontario: We lost a lot of our cedar hedges that back onto the park, due to the ice storm. But whatever survived, we want to keep. On the other side of our 100 ft long fence are a number…

London Plane tree

I am very interested in knowing the history of London Plane trees in Toronto and southern Ontario.  They are truly majestic with a striking contrast in bark colouring.  I believe this species is ‘native’ to Iran and points east from…

Hardy camellia

Where can I buy a hardy camellia?  I’m in Toronto, with sun & shade, and loam.…

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…

When should I prune apricot tree?

I live in Mississauga. Should I prune my apricot tree before flowering or during flowering, or when is the best time to prune the tree? Thank you very much!…

Which tree would you choose?

Hi there We just moved to a new home in Markham, Ontario. I really wanted to plant a beautiful tree in front of the house to add character also give it more of a homey feel. Any suggestions on something…

September blooms

Kindly tell me what flowers and flowering shrubs still bloom in early September in Toronto? This is research for a novel. Many thanks for your helpfulness.…