• Winterize Banana Corm

    Hey This was my first year storing Banana plant(matured 8ft tall) in dark cold cellar. In june, i found stem got brown and mushy so chopped it to the corm. The corm is hard and size of a soccer ball....wondering if ...

  • Asking about the small boxed orange/lemon/lime plants given to tourists to Florida.

    Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used ...

  • Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs – Full Sun Hot Yard

    Oakville – backyard – 10-12 hours a day full sun – blazing hot in the summer What (if any) ornamental grasses, shrubs, flowers that are perennials do well in low grade (clay escarpment) soil and full sun all day long?

  • 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 ...

  • (1) Leaves still on the Trees and Shrubs (2) Cutting back Perennials in Fall

    Because of an early frost,in October, most of the trees and shrubs never lost their leaves. My questions: 1. Is this a problem? If so, what can I do? 2. A separate issue is when to cut back he stalks of perennial ...

  • Plants Dangerous to Humans?

    Note : Sorry for the English :/ Hi.. Im planning to plant air-purifying plants and some pretty flowering plants for my old school. I choose: The Air Purifiers : - Draceana "song of india" - Sansevieria trifasciata "snake plant / mother in laws tongue" - chlorophytum ...

  • Soil Preparation and Planting

    Hello, I'm inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1. 5"- 9" of fresh triple mix on ...

  • 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, ...

  • Planting Perennials

    I live in downtown Toronto. The side of my house faces southeast. During the summer the brick radiates heat. I bought echinacea & Black-eyed Susan. I will plant them in dry/clay soil (I have topped it with black soil). Once ...

  • Plant Identification: Viola cornuta

    Hello! Was walking the dog a few weeks ago and happened upon this very pretty (and rather small: 2 inches tall) flower growing in the crack of the side walk! Never seen a flower quite like it (picture included below)! ...

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