What trees can survive over winter on balcony

Hello – Could you suggest trees and vines that can survive winter on my balcony using pots. I live in downtown Toronto, one side of the balcony faces east and the other south. Do insulated pots exist or are there…

Starting Bonsai

Hello, I’m very much interested in getting into growing bonsai trees. Are there any specific plants you would recommend based on cultivating in a condo and in Toronto’s weather patterns? Thanks.…

Overwintering Peach Tree

Hi, I am hoping to store my potted peach tree inside at room temperature over the winter. No direct sunlight. The leaves have already dropped. Will this interfere with its cycle? Thx so much!…

Petunias

Can someone tell me the variety of Petunias we see in planters around the city they are usually pink and cascade all the way to the ground and flower all summer and if one can purchase seed some where…

Azalea in a pot

I live in Guelph, Ontario and was wondering if I grow an azalea in a pot on my desk, can I overwinter it in my garage.  The garage is not heated but does have a small window I could put…

Wrapping plants on a BALCONY

Hi there, I am wondering if I need to wrap in burlap my boxwood – mountain green – over the winter. Also Korean dwarf lilac and Japanese cotoneaster. Also, should I position them together and in a protected area. I…

Purple leaf sand cherry shrub

Hi Master Gardener, I live on the north east side of Toronto and I just bought a purple leaf sandcherry bush (prunes x cistena) during the end of season sales at a home hardware store. I hope to plant it…

overwintering Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’

Good morning, I have grown, Fireworks Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’ all summer in a pot on my patio. It still looks beautiful. I would like to overwinter it. Online I am reading conflicting information on keep it in the…

What to plant in retaining wall planter box

If you could please suggest some plant ideas for this planter box…I would like height (to hide wall behind) and perhaps some colour. The box is 3 ft x 5 ft At first I thought 3 Degroot cedars…then I thought…

Balcony gardening

I live in Oshawa on the 10th floor facing mostly north and a bit west. I get sun in the late afternoon until sunset. What plants would do well in planters or pots? i am planning for nest spring.…