Potted tree recommendation

Hi, I’m new to home owning and gardening. We have a very small backyard with no soil/grass etc. (concrete). I’ve always wanted a tree, preferably a Lilac/jasmine (or similar good smelling tree) or a fruit tree. Is it feasible and…

Bald Cypress

Hello, I was wondering if a bald cypress could be grown as a tropical and if seeds don’t need stratification, I thought so because they grow in the Florida Everglades but I just wanted to make sure…

Fig plant

This is one of my 3 fig plants. They are still indoors until weather warms up. Two of them on a different floor of the house get spider mites most winters. I spray them with insecticidal soap. The one in…

Ivy Topiary for the Outdoors

I am interested in growing a topiary. I have plan on using a three foot lollipop shaped form in a container. I was wondering if you could tell me which kind of Ivy is the fastest growing and the least…

Planter for north-facing balcony in Toronto

Last year I planted daffodils in an old cooler on our north facing, 2nd floor balcony, and we’ve been rewarded with a lovely display this year. I’m now more ambitious – I want to plant a shade-loving honeysuckle or clematis.…

Planting a tree in a large container

Hello, I would like to plant a tree in a very large container on my patio. It’s not possible to plant it in the ground there. I am hoping to be able to grow it tall to extend above our…

Looking for summer plants for balcony garden

I live in a condo in the city. It’s on the 19th floor, facing East. I’m looking to get some plants for my balcony. Can you recommend a few that are not high maintenance and would survive the season or…

Container Vegetable Gardening

This year I’m growing tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini and bush beans in containers. I’m aware of minimum container size requirements for each, just wondering what ratios of medium are best. Here is what I have for a single container: 20%…

Pink Climbing Rose for container growing

Hi there, I’m planning to plant a pink climbing rose in a flower box with trellis outdoor (around 70inch in heights). I live in Markham Ontario so it’s zone 6a. I prefer large bloom size with light fragrance. Could you…