• Overwintering Mandevillas

    I live in Etobicoke with a south-east garden exposure and have bought a Mandevilla in a pot. Will putting it in the garage (as a previous person asked) be well enough to be brought back up in the spring/summer. If ...

  • Terrace planters and grasses

    We have just moved to a condo, on the main floor and we have a west facing terrace which spans about 40'. We were thinking of planting some taller grasses in spots to provide a moderate screen and greenery. (About ...

  • when and where to plant freesia bulbs

    I planted my freesia bulbs in May last year, hoping that they would bloom within summer, but they didn't. Some of them bloomed in the winter indoors, specifically in December!! My question is: Is it possible to plant them in late ...

  • Cedar shrub all brown after winter

    I've seen similar posts about this problem so I'm really not sure if it addresses my particular problem. I had stone containers built and I planted cedars in these containers last spring. They did well all of last year but ...

  • White fly treatment and worm castings

    I have a hibiscus that came indoors for the winter and became infested with white flies.  I prefer organic measures but broke down and sprayed it with Safers End All which DID NOT help in the slightest, despite constant application.  ...

  • japanses maple blood good in container

    Hi I have a Bloodgood Japanese Maple that I purchased last spring.  It did well and it made it through winter and is now beginning to leaf but I find the leaves are droopy.  Its been a week and I ...

  • Toronto shady windy balcony ideas

    Please suggest container plant ideas for a shady (1 - 3 hours of sun/day), windy toronto balcony (3rd floor). I prefer native plants that would attract bees or birds, or edible plants, herbs.  

  • growing medium for large flower/boxwood urn

    What constituents such as commercial moisture retentive soil, peat moss, and others, are best for large cast iron urns. The urn will be in a south facing location with at least 6 hours of full sun. Because of necessity, the ...

  • Northside Balcony

    My Mother lives in an assisted living residence. Her apartment is on the second floor with a northern exposure. The balcony is quite small and she has planters that straddle the railing. Last year we put begonias in them and ...

  • DIY self-watering vertical grow tower and composting.

    Hello, This spring I will be working on a few container gardening projects. One of them is creating a vertical grow tower that is self-watering for my herbs. Sort of like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh1fjMqjmI However I wonder if its possible to ...

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