Broken dahlia

I broke my dahlia plant off at the ground level. Will it regrow this year? Is there a way to grow the top I broke off?…

Rieger Begonias – outdoors in containers

Scarborough, planted in large containers, in shade/partial shade, with good potting soil. 1. Approx. length of time to reach maturity of 12’x15′ ? 2. Will this plant perform in our hot Ontario summers ? Most info available about this plant…

Rooting impatience

I’m in Toronto. For several years I have cut pieces of impatience and placed them in holes of green oasis. Within a week, all plants would have roots. Not finding oasis, I purchased a block from the Dollarama. All roots…

Sunflower – Sunbelievable brown eyed girl

Can you please tell me where I would get the above sunflower called Sunbelievable brown eyed girl in Ontario> I’ve been trying to find the plant for the past 2 years and know that it’s available in the US and…

Geranium

I live in Thornhill. I very successfully over-wintered several pots of geraniums. Once this week turned warm and sunny I placed them outside, on the east facing steps of my house, where they had grown all last summer. After several…

earliest date to plant tomato seedlings outside

Greetings: I live in inner Toronto (Ossington/Bloor). I am preparing Tomato seedlings right now (late March). Question: When is the earliest safe date to plant the seedlings outside (backyard)? Thank you,…

Geraniums from Seed?

I have geraniums growing from seed under lights. My first time ever. They are 2-3 inches tall with some having 3-4 leaves. What do I do next please!  …

Overwintered geraniums

I removed all the soil and most of the leaves from my geranium plants, boxed them and left them.  I did nothing to them e.g. water.  I took a look at them recently and they looked deader than a door…

Struggling to grow sweet peas (Lathyrus) here in TO

Hello, I have been struggling to grow sweet peas (Lathyrus) here in TO over the last 10 years ? because of our summer heat. Is it hopeless to keep on trying? If not please advise me on what varieties to…

Eugenia Topiary*

I have a Eugenia topiary outside in a large urn; it can freeze here in Portland Oregon.  Temps can get down to 30 degrees F (-1 C)  some nights.  I covered it with plastic last night, will this protect it?  …