• Can I plant now in mid-August?

    I am a first time home buyer and have a nice space in front porch which I feel to do gardening. 1. My front porch is facing west, there are three place that I plan to do plant i)Two small…

  • Transplanting an aruncus

    I am in zone 5, in Kingston, ON. 4 years ago I planted 2 astilbes on either side of a purpleleaf sandcherry tree. It turned out that one of the astilbes was actually an aruncus! It is beautiful, but way…

  • Transplanting birch tree

    Hi there, I was advised to transplant a birch tree from the side of the house (animals can climb onto the roof). It is skinny and about two stories high. Any advice as to (a) how best to do this…

  • Transplanting a 6 ft. Lilac

    I’d like to move a 6 ft. lilac to another part of my yard.  The current location is becoming more shady so the lilac is losing shape as it stretches to the light.  Is a 6 ft. lilac too big…

  • Transplanting a Japanese Maple

    How can I safely move a fairly mature Japanese maple tree?  This tree is unusual in that it is an amazing orange/yellow colour with a touch of red in the Fall and is really worth trying to keep.  It’s not…

  • Cherry tomatoes: too many?

    Hello: I live on a westfacing 11th floor balcony. I have several cherry tomato plants that I started from seed in March this year, which I started in peat pellets indoors. Several of the peat pellets (which I have now…

  • Transplanting peonies

    I have some neglected peonies that have serious weeds growing between the roots – ie I can’t weed them without damaging the roots. It is May 4th, I live just east of Markham Ontario. I would like to dig them…

  • Temporary Transplant

    I wish to transplant the hostas from the front of the porch, while it’s renovated. I wonder generally how to do this? I’m not sure when the work will begin, but I suppose it’s better now that later. However, these…

  • hemlock tree

    Hi, last spring I transplanted a small hemlock (about 4′ tall) to an area that is basically the same soil composition, mostly clay. It struggled through the summer and lost a number of needles at the top. Some of the…

  • Transplanting Roses in Early Spring

    Can I transplant roses in early spring? I am moving house in March. I live in North York, Toronto.…

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