Dahlia Daytime Droop

Hello! I’m just north of Guelph in zone 5b, with nice loam soil. My question is about dahlias. I’m growing two types of dinnerplate dahlias, Thomas Edison and Otto’s Thrill, and I’m having severe problems with daytime droop when they’re…

a fungus amongus?

Hi there, After planting four herbs in a container, I noticed a white growth starting to form on the top of the soil. I believe within a day it turned a weird tan color. Are the herbs safe to eat?…

Boxwood hedge

We are a condo building in New Market where the developer planted a boxwood hedge along the sidewalk and driveway. Both are heavily salted or using a salt substitute. The hedge is now almost completely brown. We are being asked…

New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

Tomato Plants

hello, I have indoor tomato plants that have grown long and skinny ( my first time growing from the seeds). I now have re planted them into bigger indoor pots until I can plant in soil outside. How do I…

Care of Small Citrus Plants

Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used…

Soil Preparation and Planting

Hello, I’m inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1.…

Browning of Transplanted Cedars

I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

Watering Needs for Trees

How is watering needs for a tree determined? It seems that the European beech tree in the neighbour’s front yard soaks up a lot of water, from the lawn. How would the balance between the tree and lawn, in watering…

Soaker Hose for Cedars

This August we recently planted about 28 white cedars (7-8 feet tall) in East York. Any recommended brands to look for as well what the diameter and hose length should be? We were told any soaker hose from dollar store…