• Star Magnolia

    Hi! I just bought a magnolia shrub from Home Depot, it is 2 ft tall, says on the label, star magnolia. I am very excited, to plant in the front of our house, a city property, by the side ...

  • New soil in raised garden before winter

    I have just built some raised garden boxes and I’m wondering if I can put potting soil in them now and leave it over the winter or leave them empty until spring.

  • Worm Castings

    I usually use various types of compost (especially shrimp and seaweed) and use different parts of the garden to compost in place when space becomes available. There are earthworms all over the place because of the huge amount ...

  • Hoya Flowering?

      I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a ...

  • a fungus amongus?

    Hi there, After planting four herbs in a container, I noticed a white growth starting to form on the top of the soil. I believe within a day it turned a weird tan color. Are the herbs safe ...

  • Removal of old sod

    On this site I have read about turning old sod upside down then covering with several layers of newsprint, then organic matter, then new top soil before establishing a new flower bed. If I intend to dispose of ...

  • Fruit trees

    I have a 50 acre farm near Penetanguishene Ontario and have cleared 2 acres. It is, or was, a pine forest that was once pasture land. I have planted 120 apple trees; twenty Asian pear trees and a ...

  • Removing Pavers

    I am planning to remove ~450 brick pavers (15 feet x 20 feet from our backyard and plant grass. Under the pavers is a sheet of landscaping fabric, then about 3/4 inch of stone aggregate, then some really ...

  • Redbud tree, bark peels off, and twigs and dead branches

    I live in Toronto, the tree is about 8 years old. The fence beside it was replaced last year. The flowers came out and some leaves but there was a dead branch and now the leaves are turning ...

  • Weigela Florida

    I have three weigela's they get full sun from 1pm till 6pm. It is very hot sun. Last fall I trimmed them just about an inching on some branches. I covered them with mulch about 1 to ...

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