Short hardy vine

My daughter lives in downtown Toronto (Kensington Market area) and has a space 3′ by about 13′ between a sidewalk and a lattice fence she would like to hide. She is very busy and needs something to plant that needs…

Low light indoor climber

Looking for an indoor plant in our north-facing bathroom. Ideally a climber, but we’d consider a plant that would eventually grow larger. Thank you!…

Transplanting a Clematis Virginiana

Hello. I live in Toronto. For years we have enjoyed a beautiful vine that has grown from my neighbor’s yard up an electrical pole and onto some wires across our yard. Though it does not sound great it is actually…

Clematis Pruning

Should I prune back Clemtis to lowest viable bud or highest?…

Pruning Wisteria

Do you know of individuals that are versed in pruning wisteria and provide the service for a fee? I have a fairly mature wisteria vine but am convinced that it is not blooming to its capacity due to poor pruning…

Preparing mandevilla to take outside

To this point, I have successfully overwintered a mandevilla. It was pruned back to encourage a denser plant and additional branches. My question is when do I start fertilizing, the frequency, and strength?…

Getting my wisteria to bloom

I have had a wisteria plant for 9 years (and it was a few years old, I believe, when I planted it).  It has always been healthy i.e. lots of growth every year and green foliage.  I have only ever…

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…

Cross breeding a poisonous and non poisonous plant

Hi there! I was wondering what would happen if I crossbred, for example, a cherry tomato plant with a nightshade plant etc. Would the outcome be a non poisonous plant or a poisonous plant? I’m quite interested in the result,…