• Garlic

    I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

  • Is it Too Late to Plant Daffodils?

    I bought some daffodil bulbs at a cheap price. Is it too late to put them in the ground? What should I do?…

  • Spring flowering bulbs under evergreens

    Is there “any” spring flowering bulb that will do well planted underneath an evergreen tree in zone 5?…

  • Plant ID – Japanese anemone

    This plant has been growing in a shaded corner in the back of the garden that we moved into last year. Today I noticed that it has bloomed. What a nice surprise! Can you help me identify what it is?…

  • Inground pests destroying garlic cloves

    One of the items grown in my Toronto garden are garlic cloves. The last few years there is a worm (?), about the diameter of two needles, that eats the garlic leaving a brownish stain on the cloves. Eventually it…

  • Ornithogalum

    I was given a small pot with one plant. Now that the flowers are faded, what do I do with the plant. Do I plant it outside, but bring in the bulb (I presume there is a bulb) at the…

  • Eremurus

    If I plant this strange ‘fat spider’ root (eremurus) in Toronto: 1. How deep do I plant it ? 2. Do I have to leave the shoot exposed to the sunlight (I have read this on the internet) ? 3.…

  • Tulips without buds

    Some  tulips have come up this year with a lot of green leaves but without buds.  Are they duds or  should I leave them for another year?…

  • What to do with an amaryllis after it blooms?

    I have an amaryllis from Christmas that was beautiful and  want to know how to care for it now.  I cut back the stock after it bloomed and it is now shooting new leaves.  Should I water it? Should I…

  • When to plant root stock in Toronto

    I purchased some clematis, bleeding heart, ferns and astilbes as bagged roots a few weeks ago. They’ve been sitting in the house but are starting to smell. Is it too early to plant them in the garden now? Have I…

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