• Japanese Maple Tree

    About half of the leaf buds froze this Spring, so all these branches are bare. Will these branches recover next spring? Is there anything I should be doing to help the recovery? I reside in West Hill. My property backs…

  • container roses

    I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

  • Overwintering Tender Perennials

    Hello, I would appreciate some advice on how to over winter some perennials I am growing from seed this year.  The 2 that I am most concerned about is a Gaura called “Sparkle white” and a Salvia called “Victoria”.  They…

  • Thuya’s Top Browning

    I planted my Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) in a sunny spot 3 years ago.  My soil is not great, with lots of clay, but I try to make it more drainable every time I plant something.  It enjoyed healthy…

  • Agapanthus

    These 2 plants wintered over and the corms have now risen from the soil. They have no energy and loll about. What to do – transplant perhaps?      …

  • Hydrangeas – What to do in winter?

    If we plant hydrangeas in a pot, can we bring it into the house in winter to prevent frost, or alternatively if we plant in the ground do you recommend that we cover the plant in winter?…

  • Choosing a hardy Lavender plant

    Hi there, I am considering a few lavender plants for our new garden. We leave in Richmond Hill, ON and I was wondering what would be the best variety to withstand the winter months when left in the ground? Would…

  • Vegetable Growing

    I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

  • Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

    I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…

  • Terrace Container Gardening

    I have a large terrace with NW exposure and is sheltered by a 6 foot wall. The condo is in the Beach area of Toronto so very close to the lake. I am looking to make an empty space into…

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