Yews Grown in Containers

Hi, I live in downtown Toronto. I’m wondering if Hicks Yew can be grown and withstand winter in a free standing planter? The location is a mix of sun and shade.…

Grow Fruit and Veggies on Condo Balcony

Hi, My condo balcony is facing northeast and I know i’m limited to certain fruits and vegetables to grow. I want to know what I can grow in my situation thanks…

Containers on balconies/perennials

I have a south facing balcony on the 7th floor. Is it possible to have perennials in pots and successfully overwinter them? and if so, which ones are best suited for this purpose?…

Balcony Cedar

I bought two balcony sized cedar trees. After about a year, the first one turned completely orange and died. The second one is now looking dried up and starting to turn orange at the tips. The soil is moist. I…

Hoya Flowering?

  I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…

Insulating Plant Containers on a Balcony

I have a 7th floor balcony which is exposed to SW and NW winds as it is on the corner. I have heard that you can line a container with styrofoam to help plants survive the winter. Do you just…

Balcony Plants Suitable for 27th Floor

I need help in finding plants that will survive the winds that we get in Toronto on the high rise balconies. My suite is on the 27th floor and don’t know if I can create a living privacy wall between…

Young Hibiscus plant troubles

I picked up a couple hibiscus plants (African rose mallow, seedlings they were 10cm tall?) at the Allen garden spring fling this year. I kept them indoors for a few weeks as they grew tall and increased foliage. I then…

Small Yellow Bumps on Outdoor Flowering Vine

  One of my outdoor plants – a flowering, climbing vine – started to show some tiny little yellow bumps growing on the vines and leaves. I’ve attached two photos. I’m not sure what these bumps are, or what they…

Rooftop Gardening

Hello, I am attempting to grow a garden for the first time on my rooftop. I’ve mostly been buying plants from nearby stores but the employees never seem to be able to give advice on what will work well out…