• Calla Lilies

    Last spring I planted several calla lily bulbs in pots and had a lot of blooms. I wintered them over in soil in my basement. However, I think my basement is too warm and when I finally retreived the lilies ...

  • Climbing rose bush

    I have moved from a house to an apartment facing west in Toronto I transplanted a climbing rose bush into a large pot 16" wide x 16" high keeping the soil intact that it was growing in, in the garden. ...

  • Simple Bonsai

    I have an indoor Bonsai tree and have followed care instructions but leaves keep falling daily from it. Any suggestions. Thank you  

  • Flowering annuals for windy sw balcony?

    Unfortunately I missed your sessions on balcony gardening. Could you please advise what types of flowers would be most likely to succeed on a small balcony near Islington and Bloor. My concern is that we frequently experience high gusty winds, ...

  • 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 ...