• Ideas for shade perennials or shrubs for heavy shade container

    I am looking for suggestions for a perennial or shrub planting for a narrow and long (6 inch x 15feet x 20 feet) second floor planter. It is heavily shaded by oaks and is south facing and windy. There was ...

  • Infestation of Euonymus in planter

    I live in a Leslieville townhouse in Toronto and our outdoor space is on the roof where we have a small euonymus tree. (We did not purchase the tree it came with the house so I don't know the specific ...

  • Flowers of hot pepper falling off plant – help?

    I have planted a hot pepper plant with another plant, but the flowers are fall down without turning into peppers.  A similar thing happened last year.  We are east facing and the plant has morning sunshine.  Can anybody help me?  ...

  • Is Vermiculite Carcinogenic

    Is vermiculite carcinogenic:  Should I be using it in potted plant material?

  • Fig tree leaves turning brown and shriveling

    Fig tree leaves turning rusty brown, shrivelling and decaying. First noticed when I took it outside in May so brought it in and put it back out recently. It does well inside ...

  • Scaly bugs in my planter boxes

    Please help! For the past ten years, I've been growing herbs in planter boxes built into my deck. The boxes are metal, about 8 inches deep, and set into a wood frame on the deck. For a decade I've grown ...

  • Plants for Railing planters

    Hi there! I'm in Toronto and would like to plant some flowers in railing planters (the iron kind with the coconut fibre). The planters get sunlight in the morning/early afternoon. I've never really tended to flowers regularly so I'm looking for ...

  • Overwintering Mandevillas

    I live in Etobicoke with a south-east garden exposure and have bought a Mandevilla in a pot. Will putting it in the garage (as a previous person asked) be well enough to be brought back up in the spring/summer. If ...

  • Terrace planters and grasses

    We have just moved to a condo, on the main floor and we have a west facing terrace which spans about 40'. We were thinking of planting some taller grasses in spots to provide a moderate screen and greenery. (About ...

  • when and where to plant freesia bulbs

    I planted my freesia bulbs in May last year, hoping that they would bloom within summer, but they didn't. Some of them bloomed in the winter indoors, specifically in December!! My question is: Is it possible to plant them in late ...

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