Overwintering ferns

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

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…

Growing Orchids: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  There are 15,000 to 35,000 different species of orchids and they are not all easy to grow. The orchids most generally cultivated are Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids), Paphiopedilums (Slipper Orchids) and Cymbidiums. Even within these general groups cultural requirements…

The Art of Bonsai: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Bonsai is the Japanese name for the art of growing trees in small containers and has been a tradition in China and Japan for centuries. It is also the name by which these miniature plants are known. They range…