Mandevilla competition

Hello, I’ve been growing Mandevilla on my south-facing, mid-town Toronto balcony for five or six years now, and am curious about the following: Most summers when I have grown the Mandevilla by itself in a pot (starting it as a…

Honeysuckle – Clematis

Hi can you please tell me whats the best season to transplant honesuckle, what’s the best way to prune them and clamatus and any general care info for both. the ones i have grow very messey and i don’t know…

Hardy Climbing Roses that are japanese bettle resistant

Dear Graden Expert, I greatly appreciate it if you can let us know two hardy climbing roses varieties in deep pink and deep red that won’t attract Japanese beetle and are disease resistant and flower profusely a few times a…

Passion flower – getting buds to bloom

My Passion flower vine has many buds but very few actually open up although when one does it’s gorgeous! We’ve had the vine for several years and have been successful in overwintering indoors and summering outside. We’ll see multiple buds…

Cutting Back Climbing Roses in Early Summer.

I trimmed back some excessive growth on a climbing rose in late winter. Now those parts of the plant have come back with a vengeance. Can I cut them back again now (early summer) to control the size and shape…

Dutchman’s Pipe

Some of the leaves on my large Dutchman’s Pipe have become shriveled up and look like the front end of a conch shell Can you please tell me what causes that and how to remedy it. Thanks…

Moonflower not growing

I planted these several years in a row and had luck only in the 1st 2 years. I nicked the seeds and soak them overnight until the hard exterior shell softens, then peel them back and put in a window…

Hardy kiwi

Hi, I live on the 28th floor of a condo in downtown Toronto. I have 2 large hardy kiwi vines that are currently starting to flower. My male kiwi died a couple of years ago and the replacement has not…

Morning Glories / Trellis?

Hello! I am planting morning glory seeds along my fence. It is a privacy fence with 5 inch wide vertical wood slats that are 1/2 inch deep; the slats are staggered with about 1.5 inches of space of depth in…