• Propagating a lobelia

    I’m wondering if you can propagate a lobelia from the leaves and flowers. Unfortunately, one of my plants in a container died because it was under-watered. But I do have the leaves and flowers from the other one. Could I…

  • Daffodils not blooming this year!

    I’m calling for help, because none of my daffodils came up this year, and they’ve blossomed many years before. But I have never fertilized my bulbs. They’re white, with a pink centre, and I’ve checked that the bulbs are still…

  • Odd Peony flowers

    I have one peony but it has three different flowers!! Could you tell me why? Please solve this mystery for us. This has puzzled many of my friends as well. Thanks, Chris

  • Rooting hostas with an Aeroponic Cloning Machine

    A friend of ours recently bought a Clone King aeroponic cloning machine which promises to start roots on cuttings within 7 to 10 days.  It basically consists of a tank of water with spay nozzles that spray water onto cuttings. …

  • Air layering (apple trees)

    Air layering 6″ thick apple tree branches, can it be done?…

  • shrub cuttings over winter

    I have a few cuttings that I potted 2 months ago. They are growing pretty good. I have not decided where to plant them. Can I leave them in the pots over the winter, or should I plant them on…

  • Peperomia obtusifolia snapped main stem

    Climate zone Fayetteville NY. Direct sun 1pm to 6pm, adjusted high-low with venetian blinds. Soil: perlite, vermiculite, Promix. A Peperomia O. circular growth, 34″ width, 18″ inches wide and 12″ high. A very fecund plant with large everything. The main…

  • Plant ID – Japanese anemone

    This plant has been growing in a shaded corner in the back of the garden that we moved into last year. Today I noticed that it has bloomed. What a nice surprise! Can you help me identify what it is?…

  • Hydrangea tree

    Hello to all, I live near Edmonton, Alberta. I have a hydrangea tree that was planted two years ago. The original plant struggled with the trunk basically dying. A couple of large off shoot branches grew from the base and…

  • Inground pests destroying garlic cloves

    One of the items grown in my Toronto garden are garlic cloves. The last few years there is a worm (?), about the diameter of two needles, that eats the garlic leaving a brownish stain on the cloves. Eventually it…

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