• Juniper Bonsai Tree

    I have a Juniper Bonsai Tree & we’ve had it for some time & it was fine but now it seems to be starting to dry out for some reason.  We’re watering as we were before.  It’s still green but…

  • To prune or not to prune solanum

    Last fall, I brought in 2 solarum standards and placed them in a south facing patio door. About 9 weeks ago, they were not watered when I went away. Most of the leaves died. While all the main branches have…

  • Amaryllis – poor reblooming

    I keep my amaryllis  and it reblooms but there are fewer blossoms and they are a little small.  I cut off the dead flowers & fertilize.  What can I do to make it as good as it was.    …

  • Fruit on Christmas cactus

    I have a Christmas cactus that blooms prolifically. Two years ago, after the bloom, the bulbous part of one of the flowers where it had attached to the branch never fell off. Instead it grew until it is about a…

  • Helleborus as house plant

    Hi: I’m thinking of growing a Helleborus Cinnamon Snow in the house since the info from the internet says blooms in Feb & Toronto is not free from snow or frost till later months. Although it says can grow in…

  • Houseplants to grow in low light basement

    I have a planter in the basement and would like to put live plants in it. There are pot lights but no window light and no opportunity to add other lighting. What can you suggest?  …

  • Overwintering ferns

    I am keeping my ferns in the basement for the winter. Should I trim the ferns back while inside during the winter?…

  • Repotting African violet

    Our old African violets fell, smashed and now need emergency help repotting them.…

  • Jacob’s ladder

    I live in Cold Lake, Alberta (250 mi. north east of Edmonton). In the local nursery I found a plant so beautiful that I just had to have it. When I got it home and checked the internet, it turned…

  • Christmas cactus issue

    My Christmas cactus has been growing for over 50 years. Mine is a part of the original plant and I have had it for 35 years. It’s very large and has always been extremely healthy and blooms both at Christmas…