• Indoor Climbing Plant

    I have attached 2 photos. First, a closeup of the leaves and second, the whole plant which, I presume, is a hibiscus vine. When I inherited Mr. Hibiscus, he was root bound, terribly tangled and very thirsty, but had a ...

  • Container Gardening Soil Disposal

    I am a container gardener with a focus on edibles (herbs,vegetables) etc.  I need to change my soil this year and I'm wondering if there is a pick-up service?  I don't drive or have access to a car and I ...

  • Annuals for Total Shade Containers

    Our condo building in Hamilton has two 20” planters at our front entrance which we plant out with annuals. These planters are on the north side, under an overhang, in total shade. They're also subject to strong winds. The soil ...

  • Eugenia Topiary

    I have a Eugenia topiary outside in a large urn; it can freeze here in Portland Oregon.  Temps can get down to 30 degrees F (-1 C)  some nights.  I covered it with plastic last night, will this protect it? ...

  • Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

    I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it's pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in ...

  • Winterizing / Insulating Balcony/Terrace perennial gardens

    We have several perennials in large pots on an exposed terrace. Cedars, Pine, Hydrangeas and Dog Wood. We made a mistake and didn't create insulated containers. We need to find a box/product or some way to insulate the pots to prevent any freeze/thaw ...

  • Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola

    I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It's south facing and ...

  • Balcony Garden

    I have moved to a 7th floor condo in west Toronto. The balcony faces south and west so gets very strong sun for hours each day. Would like to know what small shrubs/perennials I could grow in this small space, ...

  • Clematis Winter Care

    I would like to winterize my two clematis plants. I live in a condo facing east on the 14th level. Each plant is in a resin/plastic tall black container. How do I protect them for over the winter? Do I ...

  • Asters Baked in the Sun

    I don’t know what happened, but with the temperature extremes in the west GTA last week, my asters, which were going to be my stars for the rest of autumn, just shrivelled. Should I just accept the situation and “cut” ...