• 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…

  • Amaryllis blooms start to open and stop suddenly

    Amaryllis started to bloom and then drooped within a day or two. There are four blooms. One did not even open and others are dying. What is wrong?  …

  • Planting daffodil bulbs in December

    Can I pot up daffodil bulbs that I did not get into the ground before ground freeze-up?  …

  • Amaryllis care- after blooming

    My amaryllis has recently finished blooming–the flower has died down. Should I cut off the flower stalk?  …

  • How do we keep squirrels from eating our tulip bulbs?

    We want to plant a bed of about 200 tulips this fall, and have heard that there’s something that can be sprinkled around the bulbs to keep the squirrels from digging them up. We live in Toronto and have a…

  • planting fall bulbs

    Hi – is it feasible to plant tulips, daffodils, etc. in a planter, such a a half barrel, rather than in the ground? Will they be protected enough from the cold? What if the planters are stored for the winter…

  • Calla Lilies

    Last spring I planted several calla lily bulbs in pots and had a lot of blooms. I wintered them over in soil in my basement. However, I think my basement is too warm and when I finally retreived the lilies…

  • bulbs,leaving to wither or not

    Should I leave daffodil bulb leaves to wither or cut them off?…

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