• 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 ...

  • Evergreen clematis woes

    Hi im new to gardening and have soooo many questions. But I guess I'll start with this one....I live in Victoria bc. I have 3 large cedar 12/12 planters on my west facing deck. The section the planters are on ...

  • English Ivy

    I have an English Ivy in one of those plastic hanging baskets. Will it survive the Toronto Winter here if I didn't take it indoors?

  • hanging flower bags

    where can i buy hanging flower bags so i can fill them myself?

  • Terrariums

    Hi there, I am making a terrarium for my friend's wedding and am looking for air plants. I've noticed air plants are quite expensive here in Toronto, but I would rather order locally than order online. Would you have any ...

  • Vines for a north-east facing balcony

    What kind of vine could grow in a container on the 14th floor of a north-east facing balcony in downtown Toronto? There is a concrete wall but we thought we could set up a wide trellis to add some structure ...

  • House plant soil formula

    I wish to make up my own soil for indoor and tropical plants. I have available a compost pile, peat moss, pearlite and sand. Is it easy to make your own? What do I need and how much of each? Thanks

  • Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ for container garden

    I would like to try growing Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes' in a container on my south-facing balcony in Toronto. While I do have a bit of container gardening experience a little further south (and east), I am wondering if someone ...