• English ivy on fence looks dead

    We have a lot of ivy on our wooden fence in the backyard and growing up a white pine. It has always looked lovely. This year it looks dead–light brown in colour–I’m assuming it has something to do with the…

  • My evergreens are dying

    So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

  • Overwintering small patio-sized clematis still in a pot

    Good afternoon I purchased a small clematis bijou at the plant sale this spring at TBG. It has flowered twice [still one flower left]. It is sheltered on my deck. I’m wondering how to overwinter it. Can I repot it…

  • Over-wintering heliotrope

    How do I over-winter heliotrope in southwest Ontario?…

  • Overwintering lavender, daisies and herbs

    I have 2 pots of lavender and also 2 pots of daisies (perennials) and I want to store them for winter inside. I have a basement which is heated just a little bit but there is another door going to…

  • Best winterberry

    Being Christmas and looking forward to future Christmases, I am interested in planting a Winterberry. Since space is not an issue, what variety would be best in sandy soils with a Barrie climate. I am interested in using the berries…

  • Overwintering perennials

    Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens & Chicks. 3) Perennial Dwarf Sweet William. Thanks.…

  • Pruning climbing rose

    My climbing rose has grown some very long canes after pruning after the first flowering. It is now going into fall and there are a few shoots that are very long and might break off in winter. Can I cut…

  • Winterizing Garden Water Features (Pond)

    I purchased a house this summer which has wonderful gardens and two water features. What do I need to do about winterizing the ponds? They are about 2-3 feet deep, no fish, and each have submerged pumps. The water plants…

  • canna lilies in winter

    I am wondering if I can just bring my canna lilies (planted in pots) inside for the winter, and use them as a house plant, then put back outside in spring?…

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