• Fertilizing Tree Peonies

      When should I fertilize my peonies? They are like shrubs, so are probably tree peonies.      

  • Peony shrubs in winter

    I live in Toronto. Do peony shrubs need to be covered in winter with burlapor can they be left to the elements?    

  • Growing milkweed

    Hi .... Last year I noted milkweed plants placed in some borders at the TBG and want to do the same in the gardens at our small co-ownership building. I have seeds, but it seems they are difficult to germinate. Do ...

  • plant combinations

    I'm planning a fragrant garden pathway for front of our house. I live near Edmonton in zone 4a. Conditions are dry, sunny, sandy soil. Plants I want to use must be low maintenence fragrant perrenials, preferably herbs. I need help finding ...

  • Overwintering rosemary indoors

    I moved a healthy rosemary plant indoors and it is now turning white and loosing leaves. It is in its original pot and soil, and was healthy when I brought it inside in October- before any frost. Sits in an ...

  • Lavender plants

    Hi ... I purchased a very small 2" lavender plant in June, planted it in my backyard, and it has grown.  I live up north on Lake Simcoe.  Should I dig it up and put it in a pot and ...

  • 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

  • fall cleanup re. black eyed susans

    I was wondering if it's better to cut black eyed susans right down to the ground in the fall or to only cut down, say, up to 6" or so from the ground. Thanks for any insight that might be ...

  • Tree Peonies

    I am new to growing peonies and want to clarify whether I planted my Itoh too close to the surface. It was done very early in the spring and the plant was just showing a few leaves coming from the ...

  • Butterfly/bee gardens

    Would conditions in a small churchyard in downtown Toronto be suitable to attract butterflies and bees? The space faces north, is bordered by buildings on three sides and a busy road on the fourth, and gets about 3-4 hours of ...

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