Planting mammoth sweet peas from seeds

I have several packages of mammoth sweet pea seeds. They are a few years old. I would like to plant them and would like help on when and how please. I was told to soak them before. I live in…

Martha Washington Geraniums

I bought two large potted Martha Washington geraniums in the spring of 2019. With the arrival of fall/winter, could you tell me if I can bring them inside the house over the winter? If so, how should I be caring…

Geranium transplant

Can you please tell me to bring geraniums indoor and what to do to keep plants for next spring?…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Garden Location

Hi, I live in Peterborough Ont and our house is on a sloped hill, there’s a wet spot in our back yard which I believe is from our uphill neighbors weeping tile that is soaked thru to early/mid July, and…

Morning Glory colour change

Does the colour of morning glories change according to the soil chemistry, as some hydrangeas do? For years I’ve planted morning glories against the wall in my front garden (I’m in Toronto). I love the big Heavenly Blue ones. I…

Mysterious flower-Clarkia

I live in Toronto. I planted this flower from a seed bomb. I don’t know what it is. It is growing in full sun in a flower box. I don’t know what kind of flower it is. Thank you for…

Will my sunflower bloom?

I received a sun flower planted from seed with no idea what variety it was. It’s been growing strong now, but I left it in a fairly small pot. I am in Vancouver, and the sun flower has received quite…

My geraniums are dying

My geraniums are dying and I am not sure how to revive them. My balcony faces west and they receive afternoon sun. I water them daily but the leaves are turning red and they look scraggly.…

Impatiens

I have many (10+) containers of impatiens growing in dappled shade. The soil is Miracle Grow. I have been fertilizing with a high bloom fertilizer (15-30-15) every two weeks. Over the past week three of the containers have really slowed…