When to plant ferns in fall

Hello, I was planning on order some ferns – Ostrich fern, Lady Hardy fern and Japanese painted fern – and I was wondering if I can plant them at the end of October? We live in Toronto, near Bathurst and…

Overwintering container lavender

I have a Munstead lavender plant in a container on my north facing balcony in Toronto ON, which has done really well this summer and I wanted to bring it indoors for the winter. I don’t get any direct sunlight…

Lemongrass

If I bring my lemongrass in over the winter and cut it back should I let it go dormant in the basement as I do successfully with other perennials? Thank you.…

insect attack on leaves

Something is decimating the leaves of my golden glow, echinacea, and other plants. I think it cannot be slugs as the plant is very tall and the high up leaves are also full of holes.…

Early blooming perennials

Hi there, I would like to plant some perennials that will bloom in the spring, but I don’t know much about gardening! I know that poppies are beautiful, but I’m wondering if there’s any other plants that are relatively low…

Growing balloon flowers from seed

I have successfully grown very small balloon flowers from seed and wonder if I bring them in during the winter or leave them outside…,they are in a flower box with a good depth of earth…

Plant identification

I want to know the name of a plant as I lost the tag long ago. I’m in Toronto. This year it has grown about 6 feet tall and is about 12 inches wide. The large leaves have 5 pointy…

Potted Alstroemeria

I see cut/bunches of roses and there are roses bushes. Is it possible to buy potted Alstroemeria?…

Prolonging blooming season

Hello, If I cut my shasta daisy flowers to put in vases will it prolong the blooming season? Is treating the plants as cutting flowers going to cause reblooming or will it stop the plant from blooming again. Thank you.…

Irises changing colour

I live in downtown Toronto (Cabbagetown) and I have many irises in my backyard which gets full sun all day. All of my irises come up purple and yet I only planted white, pink, and black. One year I planted…