• 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…

  • 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…

  • Peony needs trimming

    My daughter recently purchased a home which has a very large peony bush beside the front porch. It is not caged or supported so is overgrowing the front steps. How and when can I safely cut this back to recover…

  • Cutting back a bleeding heart

    Is it ok to cut it down after flowering or should I wait for it to die back? Just wondering if it’s like a bulb, where the foliage should be left to nourish the roots. Thx!…

  • Basil growing

    I have a North facing herb garden that i am growing many things in, all are doing well except my basil. I have purple basil the generic basil and Thai basil. The basics are not growing, they get watered once…

  • metasequoia

    I planted this beautiful golden tree about five years ago. It was five feet high and now is about 25 feet. It looks very healthy and sturdy. But in the past week the top five feet have bent over and…

  • How to root pussy willows

    I live at Coxwell and Gerrard in an urban forest. I have some pussy willows that I bought at my local grocery which are starting to develop roots.  I’d like advice on how to encourage the roots and plant them…

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