• 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.…

  • What is wrong with this schlumbergera/Christmas cactus?

    I have been looking after a Christmas cactus at my work ever since I started there, and found it nearly dead in Jan 2014. With careful watering, it recovered and did very well for about a year until I went…

  • What is wrong with my orchid?

    I have four orchid plants that sit on my dining room table, and they have light from a north-facing window. All of a sudden the leaves on one orchid has become very limp, and shriveled. It is several years old,…

  • Boxwood hedge

    I have a 25 year old boxwood hedge which has been decimated by last year’s frost and then a blight on everything else… The hedge is 30′ long and about 3′ high.  It will all have to go, but I…

  • No fruit on my apple tree in my back yard !

    Hello, I live in the Victoria Park and Danforth area of Toronto. About 7, or 8, years ago I planted an apple tree, not sure what variety, but it produces very few blossoms, and practically no fruit. I also planted…

  • Planning my garden

    Hello! I just purchased a home and was lucky to get 1/2 an acre of land to grow on! There is a green house already built as well. I’m looking to plant a huge vegetable/fruit garden in my backyard, all…

  • Growing milkweed

    Hi …. Last year I noted milkweed plants placed in some borders at the TBG and want to do the same in the gardens at our small co-ownership building. I have seeds, but it seems they are difficult to germinate.…

  • Japanes Maple

    Cut leaf weeping Japanese Maple’s (Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Garnet’) leaves are drying up and falling off. The twigs also look like they are drying out. Whole branches have lost leaves and all parts of the shrub seem to be affected.…

  • Planting Japanese maple

    I want to plant a Japanese maple in my front yard, it is north east facing. I live in North Brampton, and would also like to know what other plants would go well with it. I would also like to…

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