• Balcony gardening

    We are moving from a house to 33rd floor of a Toronto apartment building with large east-facing balconies. I would like an “event” for something like this, including construction of sub-irrigation planters (plastic totes inside custom-made wooden planters), planter insulation…

  • Winter care for hanging ferns

    I just brought my hanging ferns in to the basement, which stays around 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) during winter, and the ferns will get some indirect sunlight. What are some tips for keeping them healthy in the basement?…

  • Overwintering ferns

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

  • Wintering a potted Mandevilla

    I bring my mandevilla at this time for the winter. The only suitable sunny spot is in front of a sliding door in our Kitchen. Unfortunately this is a very awkward location. Do you have any suggestions howelse I can…

  • English Ivy

    I have an English Ivy in one of those plastic hanging baskets. Will it survive the Toronto Winter here if I didn’t take it indoors?…

  • Heucheras in pots

    Hi Master Gardeners ! I have a couple of heucheras in my garden that were not doing well. The locations were hard pack clay, which I’ve been diligently augmenting with cow manure during this season. I dug them up (they…

  • Peach trees in winter

    I planted a peach tree last spring – it came through the summer very nicely (we even had some fruit!) and I want to make sure I am properly preparing it for winter. I have wrapped the trunk using plastic…