• 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…

  • Transplanting bulbs

    Hi, I’ve always struggled with bulbs, but my mom died 14 months ago, and now I have nobody to defer to. I would like to start putting down bulbs that are already flowering (ie: in a pot at Home Depot)…

  • Tulips: Chilling for spring planting

    Hello, I’d like to plant tulips, and perhaps other spring blooming bulbs, but I didn’t do it in the fall. Can I plant tulip bulbs in containers now,for this spring and keep them in the garage until it warms up?…

  • 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…

  • Garlic planting dates

    Hi, I wonder if it is too late to plant garlic in my yard in Toronto?…

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