Use of moisture meters

I have a new moisture meter and I am noticing that sometimes when I stick the meter in, it will show “Moist” but if I move over to another spot, it says “Dry”. So which one do I listen to…

Tea Plant – Camellia Sinensis

I started a tea plant (Camellia sinensis) from seed during the late fall. The plant is in a partly shaded, sun dappled location. Over the last few months the new leaves have been getting lighter in colour. Thinking the problem…

Coneflowers wilting and drying up

Hello, why are my coneflowers are wilting and drying up. I’ve attached a photo. It seems to be happening section by section as you can see some stems are still fine. I live in Scarborough. They’re planted in a flower…

Vinca die-back

Many of my vinca ground-cover plants are dying back. These plants have been healthy for many years. Symptoms include: black stem, yellowing leaves that turn brown and fall off. I am hoping there is a way to reduce the spread.…

Bird of Paradise seems sad

I live in Toronto.  I put Bertie (not a very original name I know) outside in my south facing very sunny yard.  But she just doesn’t seem to be thriving.  I was watering her with distilled water when she was…

Transplanting hydrandrea

I just transplanted my hydrangea, it looks like dying. What might cause the problem? How do I fix the problem? Thanks for your help.…

Neon Pothos health

Hello, I have a neon pothos and recently noticed that occasionally there is a drop of water at the tip of the leaf or base of the leaf where it meets the stem (but usually the tip. I previously had…

Sedum ‘Coral Reef’ Brown Colour

Hi there. I planted 10 sedum tetractinum ‘Coral Reef’ along my front walkway last year and they have done very well until recently. Nine of them turned copper-coloured at the end of July, while only one remained green. I believe…

Dying Katsura Japanese Maple

Hi there, We planted a mature Katsura Japanese Maple in our front south facing yard about 5 years ago. It is currently about 12 feet tall and 5 ft wide. It initially thrived with lots of new growth, but in…