• Hydrangeas

    Hi , I`m a very new gardener . I recently planted two Hydrangeas in my backyard , the Cityline Paris and Incrediball. Could you give me some tips how to prepare them and to do with them before the winter?…

  • Blue Agapanthus

    I am at the lakke in Toronto, my Agapanthus are in pots, the blooms have fallen off., do they rebloom or shall I cut off the heads…what to do once agapanthus lose their blooms?…

  • Pollinator nest house

    How do I look after pollinator houses during the winter, and where can I buy more in Toronto. I currently have  2 on my rooftop and have just purchased one from Toronto Botanical Garden.…

  • Overwintering Bulbs in Planters

    I have a large canopy of cedar trees and wondered if I could safely put my pots containing bulbs under them for the winter. We have quite mild winters on Vancouver Island.…

  • Soil removal area

    Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

  • protection of spring blubs from polar vortex

    With the arrival of the polar vortex later this week, I wondered if I should cover young iris and daffodil shoots,some of which have recently bloomed. We live in the Scarborough Bluffs, and I thought to use some downed spruce…

  • Overwinter Celery fern?

    I have a large celery fern that I moved indoors for the winter. It is not doing well and is making a mess. It is in an 18″ pot and has a 3 ft spread. I have limited places to…

  • Garlic

    I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

  • Evergreens – Junipers

    I am trying to protect my junipers for the winter.  One juniper has browned the past two winters from wind burn in March/April.  For last winter I wrapped burlap around the green area but it went all brown anyway, but…

  • Overwintering Papyrus

    In a pot with assorted flowers that we bought last summer was a substantial amount of Papyrus (aquatic). The pot dried out several times and we lost some of the Papyrus but amazingly most of it survived which we have…