Mums The Word: Overwintering Mums Worth Planting?

Do you think a tray/container of Gigi Mums would come to life, if I planted them? They were gifted to me last summer/fall, and I just watered them and kept them in the garage, through a window which gave them…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

When to Plant Sweet Pea

Hello, I live in Windsor Ontario, I believe zone 7a. I am planting sweet peas this year. What would be the best method? Sow outdoors in early spring or start indoors? I plan on planting in an area that is…

Tomato and Pepper plants indoor dieback

Last year when I was starting peppers and tomatoes in an indoor electrically lighted/heated area when I experienced a big yellowing phenomena in primarily tomatoes and peppers. My watermellons also suffered, but I think I started them too early, so…

Leggy geraniums

in fall I brought in geraniums .so far they look good however I forgot to cut them back in fall now they are leggy. can I cut them back now or should I wait another month I hope to put…

Begonia maculata or polka dot begonia

Hello I am trying to locate a specific type of begonia and wonder if you can tell me where I may find one or a cutting. It’s a maculata or polka dot cane begonia  …

Sunflowers Allelopathy and Vegetables

I read with interest your reply to a previous question here: http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/plants-that-will-survive-sunflower-seed-hulls-toxicity/. I planted sunflowers in a part of my vegetable garden and was not able to use it this year. Are there any vegetables that will grow after a…

Overwintering Ruellia brittoniana

Hi. I have grown a ruellia brittoniana/simplex plant in a large pot with ordinary potting soil for two years. In the summer it goes outside in the sun and in the winter I have put it in a bright spot…

Overwintering plants

Hi, I would like to know what to do about these plants over winter. Blackberry – just planted it this summer, will it survive winter? or do I need to dig it out? Lavender – understand that it can survive…

China aster

Hi I just bought 3 pots of aster reine marguerite (white,pink and purple) from Home Depot (they still have them). I thought they are perennials because 5 years ago I bought Aster (dark purple) and it has been coming every…