Hedges are dying and do not know why

Hello I live in Toronto and last fall I noticed my hedges are starting to turn brown. They are planted at the bottom of a slant and the soil remains quite moist all the time. I was under the impression…

Planting a tree in a large container

Hello, I would like to plant a tree in a very large container on my patio. It’s not possible to plant it in the ground there. I am hoping to be able to grow it tall to extend above our…

Rose of Sharon (Purple Ruffles) Hibiscus syriacus

My neighbour gave me two ROS plants in original pots from a nursery before moving out last summer. I left them on my deck and they lost their leaves in the Fall. To avoid them freezing I brought them inside…

Burning Bush, Euonymus alatus

I accidentally killed my burning bushes by putting miracle grow stakes in the ground last fall. Can I plant replacements this Spring? Will the soil be safe to plant them in?…

bay laurel in a pot – brown leaves

I have a bay laurel which I bought last year as a small plant with just a few leaves. It had a large and lively root structure, and grew vigorously outside in a clay pot through last summer. I brought…

Why my Peace Lily doesn’t have flowers?

I’ve had this peace lily (Spathiphyllum) for a 2-3 years. After the original flowers were over I have never seen the ‘right flowers’ in the same pot… This time I can see just one tiny flower on the bottom but…

Indoor Oak seedlings when to plant outside

I have been successful at planting 20 acorns from two different oak tree I starting in September collecting acorns refrigerated then until November where I transplanted after germinating I now have 20 plants ranging from 4 to 12 inches All…

Brown on Spruce needles

Hello Toronto Master Gardeners, Our Black Spruce normally gets brown needles on the inside, which fall off. This is not an issue, normally. But now, there is much more blastiness all over the tree. Kindly see attached. Is this just…