Is Nicotiana Safe For Pollinators?

Is Nicotiana safe for pollinators? Everyone seems to be asking the question on line because of the danger of neonicotinoids but no one seems to have the answer. Also – I have recently heard that many annuals are treated with…

Star of Bethlehem

Recently I bought a pot of Stars of Bethlehem (orange) as an indoor plant. It has finished flowering and the leaves seem to be withering. Please advise if I can plant the bulbs outdoors, if they can survive the cold…

Wilting bougainvillea

My Bougianvillea wilts in the sun. third floor apartment patio full sun for about 4-6 hours potted plastic container sits on a table I water when needed but not too much fertilize once every 2 months in the summer I’ve…

Murraya koenigii

Hi, I am looking a Murraya Koenigii (curry leaf )plant or seeds. Please tell me where i can get. I am looking from long time. Please i appreeciate if response to my request. Thanks…

Planting in June

Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

Ageratum and Coleus: shade or sun?

I just read one of your articles entitled “Annuals for Shade” in which you list Ageratum and Coleus as examples of shade-happy plants.  Other online sources that I have read list these two plants as loving full-sun gardens. Please can…

Morning glories

I live in Etobicoke and every year plant 50 Morning Glory plants along my fence. I am situated on a corner lot, north side of the street so they get plenty of sun facing south + sandy soil. Please advise…