• Can you help us with our science project?

      We are doing a science project to see what effect worms have on a pea seedling growing in a pot. Can you tell us:                     What size pot we should use? ...

  • Woolly Aphids on house plants

    How does one get rid of a wooly aphid infestation indoors. Infected are amaryllis, clivia, and citrus plant (6 feet tall).

  • Where can I buy Begonia bulbs in Toronto?

    I am looking for begonia bulbs, but I can't find any in my local garden centres. Where can I buy them?

  • Frangipani tree has bugs; will cutting it back affect blooming 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 and Mealybugs 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 ...

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