• Mulching During Winter?

    Mulching During Winter? What happens if mulching is done during winter, since we’ve had so little snowcover during this GTA winter? Specifically, if I add mulch on top of any weeds remaining from the past spring/summer/fall, will the remaining weeds…

  • Overwintering Maiden Grass in Containers

    This spring we planted maiden grass graziella in many containers around our patio. We know that this is a perennial that would normally return every year if planted in the ground. Our experience last year was that the grasses didn’t…

  • Overwintering Container Rosebush

    My miniature rose bush is still blooming.  It is in a container and I have brought it in to my condo from the cottage and set it in a sunny window.  What should I do to ensure it does well…

  • Tree Browning

    Hi there, I have two large trees (spruce?) in the backyard that have quickly turned brown from the inside out, bottom to top. Is there anything I can do?

  • Gladiolus Garden

    Hey, Toronto gardener here, aiming for an easy perennial garden that comes back year after year.  Gladiolus is a prime choice for me (low maintenance and beautiful, and I’m in a zone 5-6 area (Scarborough). As I am frequently out…

  • Protective Covering for Shrubs and Perennials

    Resident in North York. Contractors have dug up our front garden (while repairing our leaking basement), including perennials, shrubs, small trees and bulbs, leaving roots and root balls exposed in clumps on our front lawn. I have meanwhile loosely covered…

  • How to de-ice environmentally

    I live in a cooperative apartment complex called The Towers in Jackson Heights, in New York City. The Towers, comprising of 8 Italianate buildings on a city block were built in 1925, around a magnificent garden with a baldacchino, 2…

  • Sliding Glass Doors for Greenhouse Glazing?

    Hi I want to know if UV glass is suitable for a greenhouse? Is normal greenhouse glass preferred to be UV coated? I am planning a garden to grow vegetables. I want to extend the season as long as possible…

  • Pyramidal Cedar Care for Winter

    I am in zone 4, and have several stand alone 12 to 14 foot high pyramidal cedars. They are planted along a forest line, but are exposed to winter wind conditions. We are also in a micro climate area with…

  • Winter garden

    I have just built a netzero house with a winter garden. I want to populate it with dwarfed trees and edible plants and veggies . Please have a look at netzerobuild.ca. This is a 1000 foot winter garden that never…

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