• Boxwood hedge

    We are a condo building in New Market where the developer planted a boxwood hedge along the sidewalk and driveway. Both are heavily salted or using a salt substitute. The hedge is now almost completely brown. We are being asked…

  • Overwintering a Juniper Bonsai Tree

    Hi there! I was given a Juniper bonsai tree as a gift last week and I was hoping to get some overwintering advice, as it is my first bonsai tree. From my research I know that normally a Juniper bonsai…

  • My Fuchsia is Dying

    My fuchsia is dying and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I water it once a week, it never sits in water. It’s on the western side of the house getting indirect light. I’ve noticed some white bugs, mold?…

  • Indoor Climbing Plant

    I have attached 2 photos. First, a closeup of the leaves and second, the whole plant which, I presume, is a hibiscus vine. When I inherited Mr. Hibiscus, he was root bound, terribly tangled and very thirsty, but had a…

  • Fig Plant in Unheated Tunnel Greenhouse

    Hi, I have a some fig plants in pots in a home made unheated tunnel greenhouse. I have a thermometer inside which went down to -4 degrees Celsius. My greenhouse set up is as follow: Hoop tunnel with cardboard on…

  • Eugenia Topiary

    I have a Eugenia topiary outside in a large urn; it can freeze here in Portland Oregon.  Temps can get down to 30 degrees F (-1 C)  some nights.  I covered it with plastic last night, will this protect it?  …

  • Staking Rhododendrons

    Our new Rhododendron garden is in a pretty windy patch of the garden and is it possible to have someone help us with the staking and covering them for the winter? we live in Mississauga .…

  • Tulip and Allium Bulbs

    Please help! Last summer I dug up my tulip & allium bulbs as they were not producing well anymore. A lot of the bulbs that I dug up were well formed but undersized. Some were normal size and had flowered…

  • Soaker Hose Overwintering

    It looks like it will be below zero this week in the GTA. Should we keep soaker hoses inside over the winter, along with the garden hoses? The soaker hoses look durable, but the holes must get plugged. I wonder…

  • Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola

    I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It’s south facing and…