• 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…

  • Choosing a city tree

    Thank you for your response! A couple follow up questions… Why might we want to steer away from a large shade tree on our small lot? Just the appearance in proportion to our narrow house? Or impact of the root…

  • choosing a city tree

    We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

  • Trees & Shrubs

    When is the best time to plant a tree in Owen Sound, spring or fall? It will probable be an Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple. Thank you.…

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