• Ibuprofen for Fresh Cut Flowers

    I was discarding something in my medicine cabinet, and noticed some expired Advil, which has Ibuprofen. Having seen the fresh cut carnations in a cemetary vase revive after adding some water and aspirin over a week, I wonder if ibuprofen ...

  • Hedges

    I currently have cedar trees, bushes, whatever you want to call them along the fence. They are a real pain in the neck, have very shallow roots that make raking difficult, are very difficult to trim with any kind of ...

  • Growing Moss

    We have a small approx. 200sq ft yard with lots of shade and a very compact clay soil. Unfortunately we have given up on grass because of multiple failed attempts...I was wondering where we could buy sheet or fragmented pleurocarpous ...

  • Companion Gardening

    Hi there, I was at the Humber Arboretum this morning for a very informative ( as always-thank you!!) lecture. I asked about a possible lecture on companion planting. I was told they had done one already. They suggested I sent ...

  • Thiamine

    Hello, I was wondering on how to make my own vitamin b complex for plants. Can one just use the prescription made ingredients or how does one go about that, thank you!

  • Wage for a Gardener?

    How much should a gardener be paid?

  • Spring Gardening Critical Dates

    With the temperatures prematurely warming up, when can we begin safely mulching, and working our gardens in Toronto? I’d like to get an estimate for some things I’ve been planning to do, but I don’t wish to harm, if it’s ...

  • Plant Hardiness Zones

    I would like to find out what garden zone we live in. I think it may be 5b, but want to confirm. We are in East York, Toronto, Ontario.

  • Yard Grading

    My backyard fence line is the highest point of the yard, which grades towards the house. The back fence is one-half raised vegetable bed with peonies, a Japanese maple and ground cover to one side, and dwarf lilac, euonymus grafted ...

  • 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 ...