• 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…

  • Watering houseplants with softened water

    Can I use softened water on houseplants?…