• 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 ...

  • Apt balcony trees and plants and flowers

    We just moved into a west facing apartment.  There is not much sun in the morning however the afternoon sun is very intense. We would like to have some small trees which we can leave out all year.  What would ...

  • School Project help

    Hello, I am a high school student currently planning to grow food in my backyard as a school assignment. I would just like to get some advice with planting 8 plants including raspberries, arrowhead carrots, sugary tomatoes, rover radish, sunberries, ...

  • Climbing plant for trellis/pergola on balcony

    Hi, I am moving to a row townhouse in May located in Mississauga (Zone 6a) with a walk out balcony having a trellis/pergola type structure (pic attached) on it facing North. The floor of the balcony is wooden. What kind of ...

  • 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?

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