• 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…

  • 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 ?…

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