• Overwintering tropical plants indoors

    I have tropical plants outside in pots that I want to overwinter indoors. I don’t want to bring in any bugs. What should I spray on them?  …

  • Succulents and cacti outside

    I have a succulent cinder garden outside in my backyard, here in Markham, ON. I’m wondering whether I should leave some of them outside through the winter or do I have to move them all inside. Please advise.…

  • Martix Asiatic Lily

    I have just purchased a Matrix Asiatic Lily but it has come from the nursery with few instructions – how do i care for it?  I live in a west facing condo in downtown Toronto on the 6th floor.  …

  • Evergreen damage –

    This evergreen tree sits in partial shade in my backyard in Toronto and seems to have suffered what I think is winter damage (see photos). My questions are: 1) what species is this? 2) what cause the damage? What should…

  • Calla Lilies

    Last spring I planted several calla lily bulbs in pots and had a lot of blooms. I wintered them over in soil in my basement. However, I think my basement is too warm and when I finally retreived the lilies…

  • 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?…