• Asters Baked in the Sun

    I don’t know what happened, but with the temperature extremes in the west GTA last week, my asters, which were going to be my stars for the rest of autumn, just shrivelled. Should I just accept the situation and “cut”…

  • Hydrangea Problem

    Is my hydrangea salvageable? It is in a sunny spot in clay soil. How and when should I prune it? Thank you…

  • Lack of Hoya Blooms

    Hi, I’ve had a Hoya plant in the family for decades. My mother used to have it loaded with blooms at various times of year. Now, it hasn’t bloomed in years, save for one single bloom this past summer. What…

  • Unknown Type of Clematis Pruning

    My daughter moved into a house last fall with a huge clematis on the southwest wall of the garage. There were no signs of bloom. We didn’t prune it as we didn’t know the type. This year it did not…

  • How to Fix Clay Soil

    Hello, my backyard is full of clay soil, how can I fix it? I was thinking of mixing compost and fine sand into the soil to improve the soil condition and drainage.  …

  • Repotting Aquatic Plants

    Looking for someone who is familiar with re potting and replanting Aquatic Plants in my pond. Ideally looking for someone who is familiar with the different type of plants that thrive in a pond and can maintain the pond during…

  • House Plant Sanctuary

    I’d like to know if there is a place where you can bring house plants when they are too big for your place or you can not take a good care of them any more. I’ve had plants which were…

  • Orchid Bark Mix for Repotting

    Hello TMG, I’m so glad this site exists. I am having some trouble finding orchid bark mix to repot two of my phalaenopsis orchids. All of the major stores I go to (Canadian Tire, Home Depot) seem to have the…

  • Sweetfern

    I have a sweetfern shrub that is not flourishing. I have had it about 5 years, transplanted twice due to moves but has seemed to take these in it’s stride. It is in it’s final spot now, (planted spring 2016),…

  • Vine ID

    I’ve seen a number of these around my neighborhood (central Toronto), and would like to plant one in the front, just on one side of my porch. What are these called, and are they available in garden centres ? My…

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