Pruning new Clematis Montana Elizabeth

I am wondering how I should prune my new Clematis Montana Elizabeth (planted in May 2023). I know group 1 Clematis don’t necessarily need to be pruned, and they should only be pruned after they finish flowering, but I read…

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.…

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…

Indoor Gardenia & Clerodendrum thomsoniae plants

Hello. I have questions about these two plants. I have had the Cleodendrum plant for many years and this winter it seems to be struggling. Many of the leaves have turned yellow and have fallen. I land it does not…

Morning Glory invasive?

I purchased Heavenly Blue Morning Glory seeds (McKenzie) and a friend said they were invasive. My research has proven unhelpful. Some call bindweed (which I am very familiar with) Morning Glory. I do not want to plant anything that is…

Growing Grape Vines in Hunstville

Hi, I am looking to grow a mix of Chardonnay, gewurtzaminer, riesling, pinot noir, Cabernet franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. I have geothermal blankets lined up for the winter as these varietals will have a hard time in the winter, but…

Growing clematis from seed

I want to grow a clematis from seed next year. Will it grow much in the first year? It will be situated in full sun. I have clay soil…

When to prune a climbing rose (China Rose)

I have a climber rose called China Rose in a raised structure in front of my garage. Seems neglected by previous homeowner. Such beautiful red blooms. Climber only approx 2-1/2 ft tall. Do I prune now ? Dont want to…

Overwintering large Rio Dipladenia in container

I have a lovely full blossom Rio Dipladenia in an outdoor container. It is too big to bring indoors to overwinter. Could I take the bulbs out of the soil and store the bulbs over the winter. If not, can…

Wisteria growing in a pot

My wisteria is 6 years old It has been in a large pot on ground in a backyard in Belleville Every June it come out of dormancy and is beautiful. I now live in  downtown Toronto on the 32nd floor.…