• 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?

  • Hydrangea in containers

    Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…

  • Overwintering unplanted perennials

    Just not up to it. Ornamental grasses mostly on sale and impulse shopped. How can I protect them over the winter?…

  • To burlap potted cedars on a windy roof-top patio; or not

    We have 5 foot cedars planted in Europlast plastic pots (23″ tall and are 2 feet wide on the top). They are on a roof-top patio, about 45 feet above grade, and are exposed to a westerly wind that blows…