• 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…

  • Winterizing Perennials

    With respect to the following question I asked before, I live in Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario. Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens &…

  • Overwintering perennials

    Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens & Chicks. 3) Perennial Dwarf Sweet William. Thanks.…

  • English Ivy

    I have an English Ivy in one of those plastic hanging baskets. Will it survive the Toronto Winter here if I didn’t take it indoors?…

  • Must I buy new soil each year?

    Can I reuse the same soil for my pots for this year’s plants?  …