• can baltic ivy die from frost?

    Hello, We've had lots of Baltic ivy in our front yard and it is clinging to a front garden wall.  We face west and are at the end of a street in the Beaches area of Toronto.  The winds can be ...

  • Ivy – cut back or leave alone??

    My feeble old ivy grew vigorously last summer (on an east facing fence).  Now it looks dreadful.  Shall I cut it back?  Hard?  or what do you advise? Thank you for your help.

  • Virginia Creeper

    I am a bird lover and plant natives as much as possible.  Virginia creeper is beautiful and the birds love it.  After reading how invasive the plant can be, I was wondering if I could plant in a large container ...

  • wintering a potted mandevilla

    I have brought my mandevilla plants into the garage for years as i live in Saskatchewan Canada.This year the garage door got left open for an extended period of time.The vines themselves have now dried up. Was just wandering is ...

  • Trailing plants for high Container?

    So I have a container on the second floor and I was thinking it would look really cool if I had flowers hanging almost all the way down from it. If I put the 8 foot long type of sweet ...

  • Suitable espalier candidates for Toronto semi-shaded garden

    Hi, my backyard has a very high fence, 12 feet high, facing south but shaded because of lots of oak trees. I am growing English Ivy on it, which is kind of boring. Is there a vine or shrub that ...

  • September blooms

    Kindly tell me what flowers and flowering shrubs still bloom in early September in Toronto? This is research for a novel. Many thanks for your helpfulness.

  • Overwintering small patio-sized clematis still in a pot

    Good afternoon I purchased a small clematis bijou at the plant sale this spring at TBG. It has flowered twice [still one flower left]. It is sheltered on my deck. I'm wondering how to overwinter it. Can I repot it in ...

  • Winter Pruning Lawrence Wisteria

    Hello, I live in Oakville, ON in Canada. It's Nov. 7, and I am behind in my fall pruning this year. I have a lovely Lawrence Wisteria plant, and am wondering if Nov. is too late for "winter" pruning, which probably ...

  • Low-maintenance Ivy

    5 years ago I planted Virginia Creeper at my 3-storey townhouse. It's far too ... healthy! It now consumes the entire façade, part of the neighbours houses and even creeps along the power lines. At my age, I'm not comfortable ...

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