• Taking pollen from one plant vs taking it from another when crossbreeding?

    Good Afternoon, I have a quick question for you regarding cross-breeding pollination with perfect flowers. Specifically, if I use the pollen from one plant to fertilize another, would that provide a different result than if I fertilized the first ...

  • Overwintering Juniper Needle Bonsai

    Hello. So I am caring fir my first bonsai.we bought it from a couple who grows bonsai's. It is currently October when the temperatures start to fall. My Bonsai tree is turning brown and the needles are ...

  • Fresh Wood Chips

    Hello - Are there any risks or concerns to applying wood chips to the soil in a very shady back garden with only evergreen shrubs, vines and a cherry blossom tree? I'd like to turn the garden space into a ...

  • Plant Identification

    I watch this plant growing well in my garden in Toronto, but never see any flowers coming out of it.  Could you tell me the name of it?  Shall I keep it for next year? Thank you ...

  • Winter Storage for Tropical Plant in GTA

    Hello, I have a large papyrus that is decorating the front walkway of a residence I maintain in the GTA. The plant adds wonderful curb appeal but I am looking for somewhere to store it for the winter. ...

  • Erosion Prevention

    I’m in Zone 4b and want to help sustain a bank from further erosion & loss of large trees with exposed hanging roots.. At bottom of bank is very small creek (about 20 feet down). There’s not ...

  • Virginia Creeper Overtaking Garden in Toronto

    I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not think it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out ...

  • New Spirea

    I purchased a lrg Spirea which had new growth on it. I noticed that these branches were wilted before transplanting it. It wasn't pot bound when it was planted. I tried to water it but it is continuing ...

  • Overgrown weed patch river Rock bed

    Hello Toronto Master Gardeners Volunteers. Thank you for taking the time to help. I'm not even sure if this is the right place to ask but I'm reaching out anyway. :) We share a common area with our ...

  • Hedge and pets

    I want to plant a hedge along approximately 110 feet of existing fence for privacy. I have two dogs. Yew has been suggested but I have heard it is poisonous to dogs. Boxwoods have been suggested too but ...

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