• Fertilizing Container Vegetables

    I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in containers this year – tomatoes, sweet peppers, lemon cucumbers, scarlet runner beans. I made my own potting soil using peat moss, perlite, and a little pit of compost along with some slow release fertilizers…

  • Bamboo in Toronto

    Hello, We have a rooftop garden in a Toronto Condo and wanted to know if Bamboo would grow well in a container? If so, is there a recommended type? Many thanks,…

  • Soil removal area

    Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

  • Stars of Bethlehem

    Recently I bought a pot of Stars of Bethlehem (orange) as an indoor plant. It has finished flowering and the leaves seem to be withering. Please advise if I can plant the bulbs outdoors, if they can survive the cold…

  • Shallow soil container gardening

    Please name some vegetables I could grow in a shallow (5-6″) container garden. The soil is good, it’s a sunny location, ample water, but it’s not deep and I can’t change this. Are there any vegetables — aside from various…

  • Ferns on a balcony

    Which ferns would grow well on an east-facing balcony with about 1 hour of morning sunlight? I would like to plant several different varieties for maximum visual impact. Could they survive winter?…

  • Annuals for Planters in dry, windy conditions

    I have dry and windy conditions. I would like suggestions for annuals for planters. The planters are deep and 2-3 feet across.    …

  • Wall Garden

    Hello, Wonder if you can help me to build a wall garden like the one I saw last week at Allan Gardens. It was in one of the side rooms and planted with sedums, mostly hen & chicks variety. Thanks,…

  • Potted Emerald Cedars for Roof top Terrace?

    I am looking to build a privacy screen for the roof top terrace which needs about 15′ of cover. I was wondering if I can grow 5′-6′ Emerald Cedars in container pots?  The containers I’m looking at are trough shaped…

  • Best plants to attract butterflies

    What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?