North facing balcony with indirect sun

Hi there. I just bought condo in Toronto with has a very large open terrace facing north. i have been told it does get hot in summer and very windy. There appears to be sun on terrace in afternoon. I…

Ranunculus asiaticus

If I plant Ranunculus asiaticus in containers, in the fall do I still have to dig up the tubers or can I just bring the pots into my garage?…

Balcony Geraniums

Where can I purchase these plants in Ontario.  I used to get them from Plant World until they closed down.  I can’t find anyone who carries the true Balcony Geranium with the long trailing habit much longer than the regular…

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…