• Tulip, Narcissus (Daffodils) and Hyacinth Bulb Care

    Should I take the old flowers off bulbs when they are done flowering? Does this strengthen or weaken the bulb? How can I strengthen these flowering bulbs? I spent a lot last fall on over 100 tulips and over 100…

  • Planting Info

    When and how do I plant the tubers of the cyclamen hyderifolium. I gather in a moist part sun part shady location. Will they survive a Toronto winter?…

  • When to Plant Onion Sets?

    I have a garden at the Leslie Street Allotment Gardens in Toronto. It has raised beds. Can you advise when is the earliest I could plant “onion sets”? Each year I start looking to buy the sets in late March…

  • Planting Bulbs in the Spring?

    It is the end of March 2017 and I live in Owen Sound, about 2 1/2 hours North of Toronto and can’t find an answer anywhere for whether or not I can plant bulbs in the Spring? If I can….then…

  • Bulbs

    I have purchased a package of lily bulbs. They have already started to sprout and have about 2″- 3″ of growth showing. Should I plant them in a pot now and keep on windowsill till able to plant outside and…

  • Bulbs/Forced Bulbs Sources

    Hi there. I am attempting to purchase tulip bulbs to give as gifts at a seminar I am hosting in early March. I have been unsuccessful in finding any at this time. Would you have any idea where I could…

  • No Bloom Calla Lilies

    Last year I planted calla lilies in the ground, and they bloomed beautifully. I overwintered the bulbs in the basement over the winter, and planted them outside this spring. I had lovely foliage, but no blossoms. I had split them…

  • Fritillaria Meleagris

    Hello! The Toronto Botanical Gardens referred me to you with new seeds I bought. I am in Bailieboro, Ontario (Hardness zone: 5) and was hoping to find the best spot to plant my Fritillaria Meleagris seeds. I am in the…

  • Canna Lilies

    Hello, I currently have some canna lilies (I think that is what they are called – please see attached photo) in planters and would like to know if I can store them over the winter to enjoy them again for…

  • Planting a Foxtail Lily in Toronto

    I am wondering what are the planting requirements for foxtail lilies in Toronto. Available information is not clear, especially depth and whether it should be in full sun or not ( due to late late spring temperature fluctuation ). May…

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