• 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?…

  • 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…

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