• 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…

  • blue berry bushes

    Can a blueberry bush be overwintered outside in a pot in toronto?…

  • Dwarf Alberta spruce

    Dwarf Alberta spruce. Can these trees be planted in a large, cut-off barrel as I don’t have the room for them to be put in the ground? We live in southeast Saskatchewan. They are about two feet in height now.…

  • 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…

  • Climbing rose bush

    I have moved from a house to an apartment facing west in Toronto I transplanted a climbing rose bush into a large pot 16″ wide x 16″ high keeping the soil intact that it was growing in, in the garden.…

  • flowering annuals for windy sw balcony?

    Unfortunately I missed your sessions on balcony gardening. Could you please advise what types of flowers would be most likely to succeed on a small balcony near Islington and Bloor. My concern is that we frequently experience high gusty winds,…

  • Evergreen Revival?

    I purchased two lemon evergreens last spring, potted them and graced both sides of our double front doors. unfortunately, they did not survive the winter. They still have a touch of green up along the bark but the rest is…

  • Balcony gardening

    We are moving from a house to 33rd floor of a Toronto apartment building with large east-facing balconies. I would like an “event” for something like this, including construction of sub-irrigation planters (plastic totes inside custom-made wooden planters), planter insulation…

  • To prune or not to prune solanum

    Last fall, I brought in 2 solarum standards and placed them in a south facing patio door. About 9 weeks ago, they were not watered when I went away. Most of the leaves died. While all the main branches have…

  • Blue Holly and Cedar Shrubs – Can they overwinter in pots?

    I have several evergreen shrubs and 2 Female Blue Holly bushes about 2-3 feet tall. I have not decided exactly where I want them planted so they are still in their nursery pots. How should I keep them to make…