• I have the worst weeds ever!!!!!

    I have an entire lawn of weeds that have all gone to seed. The soil is quite hard and the grass if any is definitely not all that pleasing. And suggestions as to what to do. I am willing to…

  • Frequency watering cedar hedge in second year

    We planted two long rows of swamp cedar hedge 4ft or so in height last summer. We watered them well and regularly and they did great over the winter. So this is our second summer coming up. How much and…

  • Rhubarb rust

    Composted some infected leaves before I knew what it was. Can I use this compost in pots and containers without compromising the health of the plants, and/or spreading the disease…

  • Trouble with vegetables – first time

    Hello, I’m a first time gardener and 3 months ago planted cherry tomatoes, bush beans , radishes , mini watermelon, chives, dill, coriander, small cucumbers. They were all doing well except the dill and chives that we’re all started in…

  • Strawflower dying please help

    Hi there, I’m really hoping you can help me identify the problem with my strawflower! It was thriving perfectly well all summer, and even as of four weeks ago it looked amazing! Then about two weeks ago, I began to…

  • mulch purpose.

    Hi –  I was wondering what is the purpose of using mulch around the trees? i don’t usually put it around but some of my neighbours do. Thanks a lot.…

  • Powdery mildew on sunflower type plant

    I purchased a plant a while ago and left it in the pot. After about 10 days, it got powdery mildew on the leaves. I sprayed it with milk/ water solution which helped, and cut off all the affected leaves.…

  • Rocket City daylily

    I was wondering how to care for the foliage of this flower. Browsing through the Internet, the foliage are the “leaves” of the flower.…

  • Spirea

    Can Spirea be planted in a new flower bed on the northeast side of our home?  We get morning and evening sun.…

  • Germination of Tiger Nuts

    How do I germinate tiger nuts and can they be grown hydroponically? Saw a Toronto Botanical Garden video on You tube  in which Paul Zammit discussed growing Tiger Nuts, as part of a world plants series.…

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