• Plant Identification

    I am looking for help with identifying this plant. It is newly emerging (mid April) in a garden bed in Toronto, Ontario. There are many of them, concentrated in one area. The bed is in partial shade under cedars. I…

  • Growing ( yummy ) Nectarines in Tropical Countries close to the Equator

    I bought some Mega Expensize & Ultra-Delicious Nectarines some weeks ago, ate them and collected the pits ( intentionally, to grow them! ) I live in the Tropics with Temperature of 30-31° C (average ) in sunny days and sometimes…

  • How Can I Propagate Wild Raspberries?

    How can I propagate wild raspberry plants?  I’ve heard you have to dig them up, is there another way? I’m planning to pull a branch and dust the tip with rooting hormone, and put it in a pot.    …

  • Help for my Hibiscus

    My Hibiscus has grown quite wild and I want to find out if there is anything that you can recommend to bring it back to a proper size and actually flower again. Will pruning and transplanting help? Is this the…

  • 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…

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