• Galanthus bulbs

    I live in Toronto. Everybody on both sides of the street, north and south facing can grow snowdrops….I’ve spent loads of money on bulbs….they just don’t perform for me…north facing, but sunny …they grow wild in other gardens and lawns…I…

  • Preparing tulip bulbs for planting in containers

    The last two years my tulips have come up in the spring stunted and not opening properly. Those two Vancouver British Columbia winters have been milder than usual. I think the tulips have suffered from not being cold enough over…

  • Red inside stems of alliums.

    Hello! I’m curious what the red is/means inside the stems of my Alliums. PH balance? I felt bad enough cutting them down! Then it looked like they were bleeding. Thank you.…

  • Overwintering Bulbs in Planters

    I have a large canopy of cedar trees and wondered if I could safely put my pots containing bulbs under them for the winter. We have quite mild winters on Vancouver Island.…

  • Daffodils not blooming this year!

    I’m calling for help, because none of my daffodils came up this year, and they’ve blossomed many years before. But I have never fertilized my bulbs. They’re white, with a pink centre, and I’ve checked that the bulbs are still…

  • Tulips with Daffodils

    Hi, Will daffodils and tulips survive next to each other ? Thank you…

  • Stars of Bethlehem

    Recently I bought a pot of Stars of Bethlehem (orange) as an indoor plant. It has finished flowering and the leaves seem to be withering. Please advise if I can plant the bulbs outdoors, if they can survive the cold…

  • Saffron bulbs

    Hello Sir/Madam I am looking to buy some saffron bulbs (spice) I live in Ajax, Where and how can i get them. Thanks.…

  • protection of spring blubs from polar vortex

    With the arrival of the polar vortex later this week, I wondered if I should cover young iris and daffodil shoots,some of which have recently bloomed. We live in the Scarborough Bluffs, and I thought to use some downed spruce…

  • Gladiolus Garden

    Hey, Toronto gardener here, aiming for an easy perennial garden that comes back year after year.  Gladiolus is a prime choice for me (low maintenance and beautiful, and I’m in a zone 5-6 area (Scarborough). As I am frequently out…

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