• Tomato and Pepper plants indoor dieback

    Last year when I was starting peppers and tomatoes in an indoor electrically lighted/heated area when I experienced a big yellowing phenomena in primarily tomatoes and peppers. My watermellons also suffered, but I think I started them too early, so…

  • Crown of Thorns cuttings, dropped leaves

    From sunny St Petersburg, Florida warm day, I took cuttings from 10 crown of thorns. dipped cuttings in warm water to stop the sap. allowed the cuttings to callus for 30 hours in a cool dry and dark place. I…

  • Leggy geraniums

    in fall I brought in geraniums .so far they look good however I forgot to cut them back in fall now they are leggy. can I cut them back now or should I wait another month I hope to put…

  • Mums – revival?

    Hello, in the picture attached are my all-time favorite flowers that I rarely find in Toronto and only Nov – Dec range as cut flowers. By some miracle I found this pot about week ago. The question is: can I…

  • Regrowing a Dying Rubber Tree from a Cutting

    Hello, Earlier this summer I was entrusted with my mother’s 40+ year old Rubber Tree plant (Fred) which was thriving in my backyard. However after some heavy rains while we were away he was flooded and although we repotted him…

  • Air Layering a Dieffenbachia

    This is a question regarding indoor gardening. I have a rather large dieffenbachia and I air layered it in the past, like maybe 10 years ago. What I’m wondering is it too late to do the air layering again because…

  • Erosion Prevention

    I’m in Zone 4b and want to help sustain a bank from further erosion & loss of large trees with exposed hanging roots.. At bottom of bank is very small creek (about 20 feet down). There’s not much more than…

  • Hoya Flowering?

      I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…

  • 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…

  • Received climbing hydrangea cutting

    Hello again!! I was given some climbing hydrangea cuttings and would like to know what’s the best possible way to successfully root and plant it. My friend said she has not had any luck growing from cuttings, so she bought…

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