• Bugs on the Balcony

    My husband and I have a thriving little garden on our 8th floor balcony. We are growing tomatoes, cucumber, vining beans, pole beans, radishes, zucchini, kale, and a variety of flowers and herbs. However, this year there has been so ...

  • Stargazer Lily Buds not Opening

    The stargazer lilies have these buds for 2-3 weeks now and they are not changing colour and not opening. A couple of the smaller plants have a few dried leaves. 2 of the smaller buds also dried up and fell ...

  • Potting Soil

    I purchased 'Black Earth' bags from a large grocery store, and mixed it with some of the dirt already in my pots from last season.   My flowers have not been thriving in these pots and someone told ...

  • container privacy shrubs/vines/evergreens

    I'm located in Toronto. I am allowed to take over a boulevard (south facing) and wish to build a 'green privacy wall'. I can use containers (no digging in the ground) What would be a suitable plant/shrub/tree for this purpose? ...

  • Soil for Container gardening?

    I live in a condominium in downtown Toronto. The landscape company installed triple mix into 2 cubic ft. containers. We are planning on growing perennials like Japanese maple, lily, etc. And annual flowers and vegetables. I think the soil is ...

  • Agapanthus

    How do I get this plant (Agapanthus) to bloom. It's been in a big pot on my patio for three years (in the basement in the winter). Lots of foliage but no blooms.

  • container roses

    I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years ...

  • Balcony Flower Gardening

    My balcony (14th floor) is long (70 ft. by 6ft.) facing south . Morning and early aft. sun. It gets extremely windy at times. Is it possible to have a nice flower arrangement under these conditions. It seems to me that ...

  • Using Builders Sand to Amend Garden Soil

    Is it OK to mix builders sand with compost and soil into my vegetable garden and into containers?  I live in downtown toronto and have a small garden.  The original soil in my garden was mostly clay but I have ...

  • Is it Safe to Plant Impatiens?

    Is it safe to plant impatiens this year?  I see they are back in the garden centres.

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