• Planters for vegetables

    I have giant wooden planters we built around the edges of our deck last year. We filled them with potting soil and grew some herbs and vegetables. I am wondering if there is anything I need to do to prep…

  • 10 tips for low maintenance gardening

    Is the talk at College Shaw library on may 4 the same as the talk given on the same topic at Main library on May 2?…

  • Replace Six Year Old Strawberry Plants?

    Hello, last year’s strawberry plants were not that productive. I believe they are an everbearing variety. They are situated in full sun. Should strawberry plants be replaced every few years. And if so, which type would you recommend for a…

  • Growing Table Grapes on Arbour

    Hello, I built a pergola on my backyard and I want to plant grapevines on each post (4) and I was wondering if you could advise on what type of vines for table grapes and if I can plant 4…

  • Poor Veg Garden

    I wrote last year concerning very poor harvest – literally a few tomatoes and zucchini and 75% of tomato plants died with a month. The answer suggested I may have planted too early and not watered enough. However, I have…

  • Creating flower beds from scratch in clay soil

    I have a problem with a piece of land on my property which is all clay. We want to cover part of it with grass and create some beds and then plant flowers and shrubs.  Do we have to dig…

  • Pruning a Jade Plant

    Hello I have a Jade plant that is very important to me. It is an indoor plant. We do not get much sun indoors so I have been putting it out on my balcony lately. It has long hanging branches…

  • Plant ID Milkweed

    I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

  • I need help, please, with my 2 favourite croton plants.

    The leaves have been dying, and dropping off, from the bottom up, one more than the other. They stand about 2′ tall, and are in pots about 8″ wide. I feed them with liquid plant food, and they sit in …

  • Astilbe Companion Flowers

    I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

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