• 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?…

  • Overwintering Caladium Bulbs

    How can I save my caladiums as I have no space to store them indoors.  I tried to bring them indoors but by the time spring comes around they are all dried up.  Is there anywhere I could save the…

  • Blooming times for daffodils and tulips

    Hello, I’m hoping you can provide me with some information about blooming times for daffodils and tulips in outdoor flower gardens in Toronto. Specifically, when do daffodils typically start blooming (is it mid-April?) in Toronto? And when do they stop…

  • Overwintering some plants

    Hello, I have some plants I would like to keep for next summer but have limited space and light in my house. Is there such a place that I can bring some plants during the winter months? The plants are…

  • Why isn’t my amaryllis flowering?

    Why is a potted amaryllis only sends up leaves and not flower? This is the second year this has happened. I’ve been following Sonia Day’s instructions from The Real Dirt, Toronto Star, which she details precisely.…

  • How do we plant and grow Dutch Hybrid Iris here in Ontario?

    I just bought some perennial iris bulbs, and there’s about an inch of growth from the leaf blades. Should I plant them indoors and then outside, or just plant them outside right away? It doesn’t say what to do on…

  • Amaryllis – planting outside

    I purchased several amaryllis plants and also have some from a previous year. The old ones were planted outside in the garden and fertilized. Some have bloomed but not as well as the previous year. All them were planted in…

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