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…

Cedar Trees

We have 5 Cedar Trees, they have not been pruned for 15-25 years and have suffered from a lack of water for many years as they are located right next to a Locust Tree and the cement staircase of an…

plant 1 name , disease unknown

I have a dozen plants in the garden which I don’t know the name of. Attached is one plant that got infected very badly. I am going to send them one by one online. Hope you can help. I am…

Dead branches on gingko biloba tree

We redid the landscaping in our backyard 2 years ago and need to cut lower branches of our ginkgo tree to allow equipment in. It is a mature tree standing over 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The soil…

Eastern Cedars turning brown

I planted 8 foot Eastern Cedars in my back yard in the spring and a couple trees have about 75% of their leaves turn brown.  Most of the brown leaves are on the bottom of the tree and the top…