• 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 ...

  • My Fuchsia is dying

    My fuchsia is dying and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I water it once a week, it never sits in water. It’s on the western side of the house getting indirect light. I’ve noticed some white bugs, mold? ...

  • Pear Rust

    How to prevent pear rust from happening each year? Is there chemical spray can be use before it starts. If so, when can I spray? Also how to prevent decease on leaves of plum trees that make leaves curled with millions ...

  • Possible Infection or Disease on Lettuce

    Hi, I am currently growing a variety of lettuce cultivars aeroponically (indoors, climate controlled) and have noticed some yellowish-brown growth on the topside of the plant and some black dots (around the size of a ball point and smaller) on the ...

  • Indoor Climbing Plant

    I have attached 2 photos. First, a closeup of the leaves and second, the whole plant which, I presume, is a hibiscus vine. When I inherited Mr. Hibiscus, he was root bound, terribly tangled and very thirsty, but had a ...

  • Bark Damage to My Young Dawn Redwood

    A few days ago, I noticed that most of the bark of my twenty foot Metasequoia glyptostroboides had been stripped off from the ground up to about 4'.  Footprints in the freshly fallen snow indicate that it was likely deer.  ...

  • Winter Newspaper Garden Layering

    I reviewed one query in your database about the following. There’s a method of suppressing weeds during the fall/spring using newspapers layered over each other. Would it help during the winter, if there’s some snow/rain, as forecasted in west end Toronto ...

  • Giant Indoor Bird of Paradise Plant

    Hello Master Gardeners, I am writing with an indoor plant question. I am in Toronto but have planted a bird of paradise plant indoors which lives in a bathroom with a shower so is subject to some steam and flourishing. It ...

  • Disease on Potted Begonia

    I brought in two potted begonias from my porch when the weather turned cold, about six weeks ago. They have recently developed white spots on the leaves. Could you tell me what this is and what to do? Are other ...

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