Martha Washington Geraniums

I bought two large potted Martha Washington geraniums in the spring of 2019. With the arrival of fall/winter, could you tell me if I can bring them inside the house over the winter? If so, how should I be caring…

Rose of Sharon

I have a small potted Rose of Sharon, about 1 meter high. I live in Scarborough, Toronto. I moved it to the garage, but I think it may still be too cold for the potted plant. If I moved it…

Saving my Canna Lily

My lily seems to be dying! It used to blossom flowers, but then dried up. I keep it indoors next to a window. Outside I watered it twice a day. When I brought it inside, it started dying so I…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…

Adding Earthworms to Raised Beds

We’ve had 3 large (10′ x 3′ x 27″ high) planter boxes built and filled them with CIL Enriched Triple Mix and a thick layer of cedar mulch. I want to introduce some earthworms into the soil but given the…

Dipladenia

Every year I grow two hanging baskets of Dipladenia. At the end of the season they die and I throw them out. Could I plant them in the ground in Toronto? Would they survive? If I brought them in and…

Lilac leaves

I have 2 lilac trees which are about 4 years old and have been doing great. This summer after the trees bloomed I noticed the leaves on the trees were being eaten. I finally discovered tiny green worms crawling on…

Hibiscus

I have a big hibiscus that is just flowering now but will have to come in soon with. Weather changing. If it is full of buds now, do I cut it back and how much, it is 3 ft tall…