powdery mildew on peonies *

I have several peonies. Several, but not all, are covered with white mildew. Will this weaken/kill the plant. What can I do to prevent this. I have cut off the deceased stalks and cleaned up the area from any debris.…

Poppies *

I have poppy seeds that I have received from a cottager. When should I plant them in the ground, how deep , how many seeds per hole? We are in Wasaga Beach, very cold nights still but summers can be…

Rugosa Rose Hips*

I would like to grow and use rose hips. I have read that in southwestern Ontario Rugosa rose spread creating a nice hedge and provide hips their second year. Can you give me any information (websites for planting and care)…

Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot*

I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it’s pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in…

Pruning Lavender*

Hello! I live in Leaside, Toronto and I planted five English Lavender plants in my raised bed in the late spring this year. I cannot take a photo of them to attach to this, but they are rather flat on…

Wrapping Roses for Overwintering*

Hope you enjoyed thanksgiving. How tight can the weave be, if I wish to reuse fabric to wrap around roses similar to burlap? Is the material which women’s nylons are made of too tight a weave? I enjoy recycling, and…

Planning the Garden for the Next Season*

I was encouraged to finally see the asters emerging as my roses faded, and phlox sustain me. For the next season, how do I visually mark the positions of plants, so they don’t have roots damaged? I have them on…

Black Spot on Roses*

I have a friend that has never had black spot before on their roses, and this year they have Black Spot. What can you suggest — to treat this condition.…

Repotting Aquatic Plants*

Looking for someone who is familiar with repotting and replanting Aquatic Plants in my pond. Ideally looking for someone who is familiar with the different type of plants that thrive in a pond and can maintain the pond during the…

Poppies *

I have poppy seeds that were given to me and always bloomed purple on inside and a beautiful pink. there was always one stem with a flower on the end. Last year it was growing nicely and then it turned…