• Benefits of Clear vs Diffused Covering for a Greenhouse?-Infoline Question

    I would like to know what is the benefit of using clear versus diffused plastic covering on a greenhouse.

  • How to speed up warming of cold soil in the spring

    This is Calgary and the ground stays cold for a long time in spring. When the snow is gone, would a plastic sheet spread over the raised bed (10 inches high) speed up the warming of the soil, noting that ...

  • Invasive Roots in Garden beds

    Hi there, I have moved into a new house last winter and was eager to get the garden going. I built five raised garden beds and filled them with quality triple mix. While some plants thrived, others - like all varieties ...

  • Orchids

    We have had orchids growing for many years, with no blooms; can you suggest an organization for consultation and ultimately, as an 'adopter' of our plants?

  • Weeds in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario

    Hello, I have a weed growing in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario. I have had some taken out but they still grow. Is there any way to get rid of them?

  • Edible Plants grown around creosote-treated hydro pole

    I have butternut squash vines growing right up against a wood hydro pole that has been treated with creosote. The plants have done extremely well and there are about 6 ripe squash ready to pick. Are these edible even though ...

  • How do florists change flower colours

      I have seen flowers in stores that are unnatural colours and would like to know what chemicals are used to do this and can it be done to still growing plants. I seem to recall seeing some chrysanthemums in Japan ...

  • Plant Identification – Crambe

    A plant has just appeared in the front garden of the co-op at 100 Merton St. (Davisville & Yonge). The garden committee has ...

  • Drying Bouquet Greenery

    At our daughter's wedding we had gorgeous flower arrangements from a florist and want to know if the greenery can be dried out to be put into a vase with the curvy willow.  

  • Herbicides

    If I applied a granular herbicide containing 2-4D, mecoprop and dicamba to a lawn this fall, would it be safe to turn over part of it in the spring and use as a flower garden?

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