• Cherry tomatoes: too many?

    Hello: I live on a westfacing 11th floor balcony. I have several cherry tomato plants that I started from seed in March this year, which I started in peat pellets indoors. Several of the peat pellets (which I have now transplanted into ...

  • Evergreen Revival?

    I purchased two lemon evergreens last spring, potted them and graced both sides of our double front doors. unfortunately, they did not survive the winter. They still have a touch of green up along the bark but the rest is ...

  • Tree for a balcony

    I am moving to the 8th floor of a condo and the balcony faces west and would like to have a tree as I am leaving a big garden and have trees. What kinds of trees would do well as ...

  • Balcony gardening

    We are moving from a house to 33rd floor of a Toronto apartment building with large east-facing balconies. I would like an "event" for something like this, including construction of sub-irrigation planters (plastic totes inside custom-made wooden planters), planter insulation ...

  • japanese maple in container

    Can a small  Japanese maple grow in the large container on the balcony? I have east exposure (morning sun only) and if can, which soil can I use.

  • To prune or not to prune solanum

    Last fall, I brought in 2 solarum standards and placed them in a south facing patio door. About 9 weeks ago, they were not watered when I went away. Most of the leaves died. While all the main branches have ...

  • Indoor Weeping Fig is dropping its leaves

    My weeping fig is diseased. Its leaves are turning yellow and falling off. They will drop off if touched. There is a white, waxy substance at the base of each leaf. What should I do?    

  • Overwintering willow in container

    A year ago I planted willow boughs in an urn as part of Christmas decorating. When spring arrived the willows started to leaf out. I transferred the root ball to a planter on our sunny deck.The willows grew and became ...

  • Blue Holly and Cedar Shrubs – Can they overwinter in pots?

    I have several evergreen shrubs and 2 Female Blue Holly bushes about 2-3 feet tall. I have not decided exactly where I want them planted so they are still in their nursery pots. How should I keep them to make ...

  • Winterizing Perennials

    With respect to the following question I asked before, I live in Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario. Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens & Chicks. 3) Perennial Dwarf ...