Category Archives: landscape

The Monday Report – June 29th

One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape.  Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying Where Black Locusts are in Flower Bud!

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow-brown spots on leaves?

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NOW IS THE TIME to Treat for Box Tree Moth Larvae in Toronto

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The Monday Report: May 25, 2020

We can still see the remains of low temperature injury from a couple of weeks ago.  Not to worry, the next set of leaves will cover up the desiccated leaves and stems.

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Here Comes the Warmer Weather!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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Scout Evergreens Early to Combat Insects & Mites This Week

Look for small, white, woolly tufts or masses on the twigs of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) (Photos: Julie Holmes, CFIA). It is still a good time to scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) because of the visibility of the white … Continue reading

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Resources To Help You Do Business During Covid-19

Nursery and Floriculture Growers, Landscapers and Retail Garden Centres are all working hard to provide the kind of excellence in service and plant material that Ontarians have come to know and expect.  As more horticultural businesses are opening up, we … Continue reading

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Continue to Protect Apple, Crabapple and Pear from Fireblight and Apple Scab

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Fruit Tree Disease Management Begins at Green Tip

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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Spring is Springing…Again!

There may still be snow in the bush north of Barrie but at long last, its been mild enough to support bloom on several early flowering plants.  Sunday afternoon was heavenly…for a few hours.  It looks like some milder weather … Continue reading

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