• Planting Raspberries in Toronto

    When is the best time to plant new raspberry plants in Toronto? Also what kind of fertilizer and when should it be applied to our existing raspberry patch. We had a great crop for a few years but last year’s…

  • Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection

    I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

  • Propagating Monarda from Stems

    I just bought some bee balm in a big pot–it was being cleared out at Home Depot as garbage because it had grown tall and it had many broken stems. I think it may be “Raspberry Wine” variety. It has…

  • Raising an Avocado

    I have an avocado that now has roots enough to plant in soil. Do I remove the 2 halves of the pit when planting?    …

  • July: Propagate Shrubs with Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings of shrubs such as buddleia, weigela, rose-of-sharon and roses. Place them in pots of moist sand or potting soil, then cover them with a plastic bag, glass jar or large plastic pop bottle, creating a mini-greenhouse. When…

  • Poppies

    My friend has the most beautiful red poppy plant and I want to have it. We tried the seed head one year but it did not take. She won’t dig into it so how do I clone it. Is there…

  • Daffodils not blooming…

    Last growing season I must have been impatient or careless regarding the pruning of my daffodils; probably the former – “impatient”.. In other words I probably cut the daffodil leaves and spent buds back too soon. Because, several of my…

  • Hydrangea and Laurel design

    A landscaper suggested Hydrangea trees for the front of the house. The arched spot is 15′ wide and 8.5′ from the house to the tip of the arch. He suggested 5 otto lyuken laurels (3 behind and 2 in front)…

  • Waldsteinia propagation

    I currently have a great patch of barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) that I’d like to extend. Can I use my existing plants to create new plantings? If so, how?…

  • Pandanus Veitchii Plant

    I just wanted to report that my plant is still doing great. It has several shoots (babies). How tall should the shoots be before taking them from the plant to root them? Also, I was thinking that for the shoots,…

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