• Insulated Outdoor Container

    I would like to build insulated planters to sit on my outdoor deck in Mississauga, and into which I plan to plant a vine to grow up to the trellis above. (I will provide appropriate support for the vine to…

  • Peppercorn Plant

    I’d like to grow a black pepper corn plant indoors.  I understand it’s an annual vine. Where can I purchase seeds?    …

  • Overwintering Mandevilla in Sunroom

    How can I overwinter a mandevilla in my south facing sunroom in Niagara-on-the Lake. We keep the room around 8 degrees Celsius.…

  • Small Yellow Bumps on Outdoor Flowering Vine

      One of my outdoor plants – a flowering, climbing vine – started to show some tiny little yellow bumps growing on the vines and leaves. I’ve attached two photos. I’m not sure what these bumps are, or what they…

  • Virginia Creeper Overtaking Garden in Toronto

    I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not think it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out…

  • Stubborn Mandevilla

    I bought a mandevilla last summer, overwintered by pruning back and keeping in a cooler but sunny window, hardened it off before placing it in a morning sun place. Fed it fertilizer and even tried the age old epsom salts…

  • Native climbing flowering vines

    Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

  • Clematis

    Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

  • Quick Privacy Hedge

    Hi there, I live in Toronto and wanted to plant a quick privacy hedge in container(s) (I live in a condo so it’s an urban garden). I have tried emerald cedars and they worked great for the first 2 years;…

  • Best Vines For Deep Shade

    Best vine for Deep shade , moist soil and frozen in winter. Unlikely to freeze and thaw. Is red wall Virginia creeper a possibility? I have a large fence to cover. Can anything survive? If you come up with anything…

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