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…

Calla Lillies

A friend just gave me a ‘black’ calla lily plant. Can it be planted outdoors? Will it survive the winter in Thornhill?…

Gardenia problems

Hello, I don’t know the name of my plant but the flowers are white and have banana like smell. It was in a shady area outside, I moved the pot to a sunny location(Toronto). All the flowers didn’t open and…

African Violets

I wondered if the little Yellow Centres on these plants are seeds and should I save them when pruning my plant?  …