• Scale on Frangipani and Mealybugs on Orchids

    I have a 5 ft. deciduous frangipani growing in a container which I put outside in the summer and bring in for the winter.  The frangipani has scale which I am treating with a spray of 1 cup alcohol to…

  • Winter Protection for Balcony Plants

    I have a 9th floor balcony garden of flowers and shrubs.  How can I protect them over the winter?  They are growing in fixed, wooden planters.  Mulching isn’t possible for me.  Would wrapping in burlap help?      …

  • care of a boxwood standard

    For the third year, I have removed a boxwood standard with its root ball from a decorative urn and planted it for the winter in a protected bed. To this point, I have had no problems. Each fall, I simply…

  • Persian Lime Plant

    First of all I want to thank you for accepting my question. I have a 4 year old Persian Lime plant, Last year It gave given me 3 nice lovely limes. BUT I do get a lot of flowers and…

  • Growlight Garden Indoor Seedling System

    Sorry – Should have submitted a picture of what I have in mind to purchase from a Toronto Gardening shop See: http://www.westcoastseeds.com/productdetail/Gardening-Supplies/Seedling-Lights/Growlight-Garden/#sthash.6ygTbu0R.dpbs…

  • Mums

    I live in Toronto. I have a very shady flower box on my front porch. My pansies are gone and I want to plant some pots of fall mums. I only want them to last till the frost. It’s mid…

  • Raccoons & Vegetables & Soil!

    Hi there – I have a vegetable garden on my deck in Toronto. I have a number of big pots planted with vegetables of all kinds, like tomatoes, onion, chard, kale, and various salad greens. We have a male raccoon…

  • Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?

    Can I grow lavender in a container on the wall of my balcony?  If so, what type of soil should I use?…

  • Evergreens in containers

    I would like to plant a small evergreen in my front door urns. Would the plants be able to survive the winter? would you be able to suggest appropriate shrubs for this purpose . Many thanks for any help you…

  • Planting strawberry and blueberry

    1) Can i plant this indoor/ apartment or balcony 2)I live in Toronto 15C night -26C day, humidity 30% to 60%, is it fine with my plant? 3)What soil should I use? 4)What container should I plant it. big one…