• Indoor Monstera Plant

    Hi Master Gardener I’m wondering how to improve the health of my indoor monster plant. I assume the brown leave tips suggest it is lacking something – nutrients or water or sun? I water it about 1/week; the soil is…

  • Avocado Tree

    Hi There, Two weeks ago I had a large 80 year old Avocado tree moved from Montreal to Toronto. It was in a storage facility for several days.The leaves were all dead when they arrived, so the mover cut them…

  • Unhappy Jade Plant

    I have an unhappy Jade plant that I inherited from a friend.  It’s losing leaves.  It’s in a sunny window.  There is a heating source nearby.  It gets watered about once every two weeks with a quarter cup of water.  …

  • Propagating Oxalis

    I have a healthy Oxalis plant and it is beginning to outgrow the pot. How do I go about propagating my beautiful plant.…

  • Meyer Lemon Tree – Pruning

    Hi there, I’m a recent Meyer Lemon ‘mom’ (sorry, it sounded funnier than owner!). I’ve been doing some reading because I’m concerned about it’s V-shape at the base. I want this tree to live a long, fruitful (heehee) life, and…

  • Dying Mini Orange Tree!

    So I got a mini citrus tree for Valentine’s day but it’s been slowly dying since I got it home. The leaves have started to fall off and curl, and the oranges are shrivelling and turning purple. I’ve been watering…

  • Overwintering Cacti in apartments

    Next winter I would like to overwinter my cacti so that I can induce blooming for next year. I live in an apartment so I cannot bring the temperature down to what is required for the winter dormancy. Are there…

  • Begonia leaf propagation

    Hello, I just bought a new Begonia rex “Autumn Ember”. It’s pretty beat up now and the leaves aren’t as orange as I’d like. If I propagate the Begonia by leaf cuttings it doesn’t matter what leaf I select, right?…

  • Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but…

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What…