• 10 foot tall Palm trees with drying, dark brown leaves

    I have a pair of ten foot tall Palm trees that were delivered 2 months ago. Prior to having them, the plants were abruptly moved from a spring/summer outdoor setting to an indoor storage room for an extended period of time after the possibility of having ...

  • Separating gladiolus bulbs

    I have just taken bulbs from my garden that are part of the Gladiolus family. I need to know before I put them away for the winter if I am supposed to separate the bulbs now or when I go ...

  • Dahlia tubers

    Last winter I put my dahlia "bulbs" in my cool room and they dried up.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I moisten them or put them in soil? Please let me know as I don't want to loose them.

  • Wisteria

    Our wisteria covered our balcony railings. We had to have our balcony and railings replaced and while this was done the wisteria was successfully propped up on a 12foot pole. Now the railings/balcony are almost finished. We wondered if it ...

  • Cattleya orchid not blooming / how to rebloom Kalanchoe

    1. I have a Cattleya orchid which I have been attempting to rebloom for 5 years.  Every summer a flower spike shoots up.  The flower pod opens and the bud attempts to open but it turns black and withers.  Help please? Also, 2.  How can I ...

  • 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?      

  • Leaves with Tar Spot

    I have a maple tree with black spots on the leaves. Should I rake up the leaves and get rid of them or can I leave them on the garden and use as mulch?

  • How do I use commercial lime to remove moss?

    I live in North Toronto and have a small garden.  We've had a lot of rain and now have a problem with moss.  I have purchased some commercial lime and wonder what proportions I should use and how I should ...

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