Container gardening for all seasons in Toronto winters

Best plants for growing in containers on balconies facing west with a lot of sun which will survive Toronto winters, zone 5/6. Balcony is on the 4th floor, one with roof , the other without. What type of planters are…

Recommendations for tall trees on a windy balcony

Hi! I live in downtown Toronto on an 8th floor condo and it can get quite windy. We have a large balcony that gets a fair amount of sun and we’d like to place a few potted trees to provide…

Pruning Figs in containers

Greetings! I planted figs in containers last spring, kept them cool and dormant over the winter, but I didn’t prune them when I took them out this spring. Now they’ve grown long spindly branches and big leaves and I read…

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…

Use of tulle and drainage material in container

Hello, 1st question: Is it a good idea to use tulle to cover my greens (kale, swiss chard, basil) in containers to prevent pests, ie. whitefly, slugs, etc. from infesting the leaves. I was thinking of using clips around edge…

Triple Blend in container garden

Good morning! I’m hoping you can assist me with this. I’ve topped up my container garden (photo included) this year with triple Blend/mix BC I wanted to beef up the nutrients for my vegetables–tomatoes, peppers, and melons/cucumbers. Before I plant,…

Compostable containers

Good morning. I was wondering if you know of any local places/nurseries that sell annuals or perennials in compostable containers. Thanks…

SMALL SHRUBS ON ZONE 4 BALCONY

Hello, I am wanting to plant some hardy small shrubs (maybe flowering) on my balcony. Zone 4. I have a dwarf lilac that seems to be doing well but the Japanese Barberrty . . . Any suggestions…

Repotting a lemon tree to a smaller pot

Hi I have a relatively large lemon tree in a relatively large pot (24 inch diameter x 24 inches high). After a few years of trying, I seem to be able a keep the plant relatively happy and actually bear…