Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola*

I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It’s south facing and…

Unknown Type of Clematis Pruning*

My daughter moved into a house last fall with a huge clematis on the southwest wall of the garage. There were no signs of bloom. We didn’t prune it as we didn’t know the type. This year it did not…

Killing a Trumpet Vine*

I had planted a trumpet vine 2 years ago and then moved it to a new location last year. I noticed that the vine has popped up again in the original location and several feet away. I need to destroy…

Overwintering and Pruning*

  I want to overwinter a passion flower vine and a mandevilla plant in a dormant state. Should I prune them first? If so, how severely should I prune them and do you have any tips to ensure success? Thank…

Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection*

I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

Walkway Garden Design *

I’m looking for some flower/plant ideas for a little walkway on the side of the house. Last year I put some impatiens that grew for a bit and then started to collapse, I found out of the fungus latter. I’m…

Wisteria Pruning *

It is late Oct and we did not prune our wisteria once this year. The green vines are taking over the staircase railing. It has been a very warm summer and fall. Is it too late to cut back the…

Climbing Clematis pruning *

I have 3 varietals of climbing Clematis X: (a) The President; (b) EVpc035, Reflections; (c) Evipo062 Zara (Dwarf). They all say to “prune hard’ in spring. Please define “hard”, to the ground? above the ground? And “spring”, I assume once…

Ivy from Nova Scotia *

I have tried growing Ivy that I got from my Niece in Nova Scotia. It just grows wild in her shaded back yard. I have tried three times now but as soon as I put it in PEI soil is…