• Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’

    I have a twelve year old beech tree and from what I can tell, it’s a Fagus Sylvatica Tortuosa. I am moving from Richmond Hill to Toronto at the end of June and I am wondering if I can move…

  • tree peony

    I would like to transfer my tree peony which is too near the driveway and gets knocked… When and how should I do this. it is about 10 years old and fuchsia in colour. Thanks…

  • When to plant root stock in Toronto

    I purchased some clematis, bleeding heart, ferns and astilbes as bagged roots a few weeks ago. They’ve been sitting in the house but are starting to smell. Is it too early to plant them in the garden now? Have I…

  • What is wrong with this schlumbergera/Christmas cactus?

    I have been looking after a Christmas cactus at my work ever since I started there, and found it nearly dead in Jan 2014. With careful watering, it recovered and did very well for about a year until I went…

  • Transplanting bulbs

    Hi, I’ve always struggled with bulbs, but my mom died 14 months ago, and now I have nobody to defer to. I would like to start putting down bulbs that are already flowering (ie: in a pot at Home Depot)…

  • My potted Rex begonias are overgrown

    I have 3 varieties of Rex begonias in pots, which they’re now growing out of.  The stalks are almost bare of leaves, except at the ends.  And there are stems, or branches, growing out of the soil. My poor begonias…

  • Transplanting roses

    I will be moving at the end of September and wonder how to transplant my roses.  If I don’t know where they need to be at the new place until next spring, how should I plant them at the new…

  • When can I transplant hostas ?

    I have three small hosta plants, and one very large one  that really needs to be moved. When is the best time to transplant them and how should I do it?      …

  • Jade plant

    If I transplant my Jade tree to a bigger pot, how big should the new pot be?  What kind of dirt should I use?  Do you recommend using rocks at the bottom for better drainage?…

  • Easter Hydrangeas – Indoor or Outdoor?

    Hello, I am wondering if the typical hydrangea you get at the local flower shop for Easter is specifically designed to last for a short period of time indoors – or if it would be worthwhile to plant it outside…

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