• Frangipani tree has bugs & will cutting it back effect bloming next year

    There are bugs on my Frangipani tree and I'm cutting off the tips with a knife to get rid of them.  Having done this, will I get blooms this coming year?

  • Scale on Frangipani & Mealy Bugs on Orchids

    I have a 5 ft. deciduous frangipani growing in a container which I put outside in the summer and bring in for the winter.  The frangipani has scale which I am treating with a spray of 1 cup alcohol to ...

  • Winter Protection for Balcony Plants

    I have a 9th floor balcony garden of flowers and shrubs.  How can I protect them over the winter?  They are growing in fixed, wooden planters.  Mulching isn't possible for me.  Would wrapping in burlap help?      

  • Ornamental Cabbages and Chrysanthemums

    I would like to know how long the ornamental cabbages and mums stay in the garden.  I would like to transplant them from the urns to the ground.  We live in the Don Mills and Finch area of Toronto. Thanks

  • Annual verified ivy in container

    I have just moved into a Toronto condo. My west facing balcony is quite sheltered and I hate to discard my beautiful lush container of ivy, but winter is coming. If I place the pot in a protected area on the ...

  • Storing plants in pots over the winter

    We purchased a smaller Crimson Sentry Maple, a weeping Cypress, and a juniper prince of wales for a front bed. Can we plant these temporarily in their pots until next spring. We are having a water feature installed in the ...

  • 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 ...

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