Recommendation for privacy evergreens in wet soil

Hi, we have a backyard pool in the Toronto area. We’re very exposed to the house behind us which sits on a higher grade. Along the back fence, we have pretty wet soil (if you dig down a couple of…

Yellow Roses For a Container

What is the best yellow rose to get for a Markham home, which is just above the 401 and Main St Markham. The area the rose might be planted will get mid day to evening sun. Im looking for a…

Reuse Outdoor Container Soil for Vegetables

Hi there. I’d like to know if there is a way to safely reuse outdoor container soil. Last year we grew a number of vegetables in containers in our small greenhouse and around the backyard. The soil was purchased in…

Vegetable options for condo terrace

We just downsized from a house, where we had a large sheltered vegetable and herb garden, to an 8th floor condo.  The place has a 400 square foot east facing full sun terrace and we wanted to get suggestions for…

Pruning a Weeping Pussy Willow

I live in Toronto and I received a potted Tree of Enchantment as a gift.  I understand that the plant needs to be pruned once it has stopped blooming. I have gone to different sites but each one tells me…

Scented Geranium

I live in Toronto and am looking for a scented geranium for container growing.  Where can I find one?…

Trees or Shrubs for North Facing Balcony

Hi, I’m looking to plant several small trees/shrubs on my north facing balcony that gets a fair amount of indirect light. I’m wondering what options are best for looks, privacy and low maintenance ie less pruning. Lastly, any tips on…

My balcony garden’s ongoing war with aphids

I love petunias and their gorgeous colours but what I DON’T love are the Aphids!!!! Every single summer, I buy petunias that look stunning up until August and then, the aphids ring the dinner bell and my lush beauties become…

Eugenia

I have my eugenia tree inside for winter, do I keep it trimmed during winter or leave it alone till it’s back outside.…