• Pilea Peperomioides Curling Leaves

    Hi, I have had a pilea peperomioides plant in my home for about 8 weeks now, purchased from a local nursery. In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed some of the leaves (old and newly grown ones) are curling around…

  • Potatoes

    I am growing 6 German Butterball potatoes in my backyard in downtown Toronto. The plants are very tall, about 5 feet. There were about half dozen white blooms but they only appeared on some of the plants. question: late august…

  • Hoya Flowering?

      I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…

  • Weak flower stems

    I’m in Zone 5. Flower garden is in full sun. The soil was brought in in two distinct batches to make the flower bed. It is all quite clayey, one half worse than the other. It’s awful stuff! Tends to…

  • Maidenhair Fern

    Hello, My beloved maidenhair fern started as a little 4-inch specimen more than a dozen years ago. It has thrived steadily… until about 2 months ago. New fronds grow as usual, but now the fresh green leaves start showing a…

  • Native climbing flowering vines

    Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

  • Hedge and pets

    I want to plant a hedge along approximately 110 feet of existing fence for privacy. I have two dogs. Yew has been suggested but I have heard it is poisonous to dogs. Boxwoods have been suggested too but I have…

  • When to plant Pyramidal Green Beech?

    Is it better to plant Pyramidal Green Beech in late May / early June or early September? Also would the quality of tree purchased at a tree farm / nursery be different if purchased in Spring vs. Fall? Background: I…

  • Emerald Cedars

    We have emerald cedars planted along a drive way of a condo building. The space is about 2 ft deep and 20 ft long. The drive way is heavily used and is salted in winter. All the cedars along the…

  • Soil for container gardening (Jean)

    Good Morning, After a weekend of getting my container garden all set up I am fearful I have used the wrong soil! I used Vigoro 3 in 1 Garden mix…..a blend of Humus, compost and Canadian Sphagnum peat moss. It’s…

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