• Brown Curling Leaves on Japanese Maple

    I have a 7 foot Japanese Maple with leaves now fully emerged (mid-May and looking great).  For the past 4 years the leaves have browned and curled in early-mid summer.  I doubt it is weather variables (sun, water etc.) as…

  • What is wrong with my orchid?

    I have four orchid plants that sit on my dining room table, and they have light from a north-facing window. All of a sudden the leaves on one orchid has become very limp, and shriveled. It is several years old,…

  • DIY self-watering vertical grow tower and composting.

    Hello, This spring I will be working on a few container gardening projects. One of them is creating a vertical grow tower that is self-watering for my herbs. Sort of like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh1fjMqjmI However I wonder if its…

  • Cedar hedge

    Late last summer, we planted a cedar hedge. It ranges in height from 8′ in the backyard to 14′ in the front yard. We live on the Trent Canal in Bolsover (City of Kawartha Lakes). Now that we have gone…

  • Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

    I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year – see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now…

  • My orchid leaves are drooping !

    Oh my goodness ! What a pleasure to be able to call, and ask a question about my indoor garden! My problem is that all the leaves on my orchids are limp and drooping. I keep them in pots that…

  • Swamp Cedars in Winter

    Is it normal for swamp cedars to get thinner in the winter? We have a row of swamp cedars at the back of our backyard that looks thinner than in the summer/fall (i.e. I can see through them when before…

  • Pillbugs in my indoor potted fig plant and Meyer lemon

    Hello! It’s Thanksgiving in NJ, USA. My Chicago fig plant, purchased this past May, is bearing 4 figs (all about an inch big now). Truly pleased! My Meyer lemon has 2 little 1/2″ fruits. Equally surprised! I have found a…

  • Christmas cactus

      My Christmas cactus is not blooming.  Someone told me I need to starve it by not watering it in August and I wondered if this is true.  How long should I not water it?…

  • weather for the winter

    I am an urban gardener (and hobby beekeeper) at Bayview Sheppard area. I wonder if you have educated info on what our weather will be like this winter?…

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