• Growing avocado from pit

    What is the best way to grow an avocado from a pit? I have it on toothpicks resting in water.  Should it be in soil instead?    

  • What’s wrong with my Orchid leaf?

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  • where to buy Clerodendrum thomsoniae

    Do you know if it is possible to buy a Clerodendrum thomsoniae in Toronto?

  • Dying mini orange tree!

    So I got a mini citrus tree for Valentine's day but it's been slowly dying since I got it home. The leaves have started to fall off and curl, and the oranges are shrivelling and turning purple. I've been watering ...

  • Overwintering Cacti in apartments

    Next winter I would like to overwinter my cacti so that I can induce blooming for next year. I live in an apartment so I cannot bring the temperature down to what is required for the winter dormancy. Are there ...

  • Leaf Propagation

    Hello, I just bought a new Begonia rex "Autumn Ember". It's pretty beat up now and the leaves aren't as orange as I'd like. If I propagate the Begonia by leaf cuttings it doesn't matter what leaf I select, right? ...

  • Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but I ...

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What should ...

  • Propagating Boston Ivy From Cuttings

    I have a cutting of Boston Ivy, from a friend.  I took off the bottom leaves, put the stem in water, and it's under fluorescent lights 24/7, along with all my vegetable seedlings. Is this the correct way to propagate ...

  • Pruning and Repotting a Tall Cactus

    I was at the TBG a short while ago and they gave me your number because you know about cactus plants.  I have two beautiful tall big cacti.  I need somebody to come and look at them and give advice.  ...

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