• Agapanthus

    How do I get this plant (Agapanthus) to bloom. It’s been in a big pot on my patio for three years (in the basement in the winter). Lots of foliage but no blooms.…

  • Container Roses

    I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

  • Balcony Flower Gardening

    My balcony (14th floor) is long (70 ft. by 6ft.) facing south . Morning and early aft. sun. It gets extremely windy at times. Is it possible to have a nice flower arrangement under these conditions. It seems to me…

  • Using Builders Sand to Amend Garden Soil

    Is it OK to mix builders sand with compost and soil into my vegetable garden and into containers?  I live in downtown toronto and have a small garden.  The original soil in my garden was mostly clay but I have…

  • Master Gardener Talk about Balconies & Terraces May 23

    I went to the Master gardeners’ talk about moveable landscapes at Elmbrook library last week May 11th. I was interested in the balcony gardening talk as well on May 23, although I have an outside flower garden. What would the…

  • Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

  • Flowering Perennials that do well in pots, zone 5B

    I’m wanting to plant some large pots with perennials. They have 6 plus hours of sunshine a day, being on the western side of the house. I am envisioning a variety of colour with more than one perennial per pot,…

  • Agapanthus

    These 2 plants wintered over and the corms have now risen from the soil. They have no energy and loll about. What to do – transplant perhaps?      …

  • Vegetable Growing

    I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

  • Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

    I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…