Rooftop Garden Windbreak

Hey there! I am gardening a container based rooftop vegetable garden in downtown Toronto. It is not protected from the wind which caused some problems last year –big storms did a lot of damage to the exposed plants. There is…

Starting a balcony garden – no previous experience

Hi there, good afternoon! I would like to add some plants to my balcony (87 sqf; ~13ft by 6.7ft), with the objective of adding privacy (building nearby) and adding some green! See floor plan attached. I live in the 11th…

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

FYI I have two Hinoki cypress trees that used to survive in the hardy winter in zone 3, we had some bad winter in Winnipeg in this year, I’m afraid my trees won’t make it. It is -1 outdoor which…

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…

A Balcony Emerald Cedar That Was Brought Inside

During last week’s wild wind storm, my balcony emerald cedar, which was wrapped and its container well protected for the winter, was toppled multiple times. This probably wasn’t the wisest thing to do, but I brought it inside because no…

Wisteria

I live in Toronto and would like to plant wisteria in a large pot against a wooden fence. It has partial shade. Are these conditions not conducive to blooming? How much success will I have? Thanks…

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…

Mums – revival?

Hello, in the picture attached are my all-time favorite flowers that I rarely find in Toronto and only Nov – Dec range as cut flowers. By some miracle I found this pot about week ago. The question is: can I…

Insulated Outdoor Container

I would like to build insulated planters to sit on my outdoor deck in Mississauga, and into which I plan to plant a vine to grow up to the trellis above. (I will provide appropriate support for the vine to…

Vimy Oak

We have been given a Vimy Oak – one of the small number of seedlings from grand-acorns (offspring) of oaks that used to cover Vimy Ridge in France. After the battle of Vimy Ridge (1917), a Canadian soldier gathered up…