• care of a boxwood standard

    For the third year, I have removed a boxwood standard with its root ball from a decorative urn and planted it for the winter in a protected bed. To this point, I have had no problems. Each fall, I simply ...

  • Persian Lime Plant

    First of all I want to thank you for accepting my question. I have a 4 year old Persian Lime plant, Last year It gave given me 3 nice lovely limes. BUT I do get a lot of flowers and baby ...

  • Mums

    I live in Toronto. I have a very shady flower box on my front porch. My pansies are gone and I want to plant some pots of fall mums. I only want them to last till the frost. It's mid ...

  • Overwintering Cacti at Edwards Gardens

    I was at Edwards Gardens recently and saw several individual cacti planted outdoors, mostly in areas that got lots of sun, and with a foliage or wall protection at the rear. I also saw a cacti garden (projecting away from ...

  • Raccoons & Vegetables & Soil!

    Hi there - I have a vegetable garden on my deck in Toronto. I have a number of big pots planted with vegetables of all kinds, like tomatoes, onion, chard, kale, and various salad greens. We have a male raccoon that ...

  • Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?

    Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?  If so, what type of soil should I use?

  • Parasol Plant or Umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola )

    I have two parasol plants, one pretty crimson red ,and one white. They were beautiful for the first month. They are in pottery pots and I have a pan under them , so water didn’t get all over the deck ...

  • Impatiens mildew – will it spread to other plants?

    Can the mildew that affects impatiens plants read to other plants in my garden ? We mistakenly planted one sunshine impatiens plant in a planter of its own and it was doing very well until the other day. Although we ...

  • Tomatoes

    Can I grow tomatoes on an east facing (morning sun) balcony in south mississauga? I'm never sure if gardening info I find online is correct for our climate!!

  • Sowing Seeds in June!

    First time gardener! I just bought my first plant (lavender) and a big bag of triple mix as suggested at the store. I found some seeds a friend gave me years ago and I want to know what would be ...

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