Growing specialty primulas from seed

Good morning, I am a home gardener and do not have a greenhouse. For the first time I have bought specialty primula seeds, see list below of genus species. The packages come with very little instructions other than to keep…

Hellebores

I have just seen (January 17th) some beautiful Hellebores for sale, and they are in full bloom. If I purchase them now, where do I store them until I am able to plant them in April. Will they re-bloom in…

Spring flower combination – Plant ID

Hello, all the best to you for a happy new year and great gardening season in 2021. This is a long shot but I saw a gardening video of a tulip container arrangement (from Denmark, close in zone to ours…

Poppy Seeds

Hi. I know that poppy seeds can be sown in the cold but is it too late to sew the seeds now in Toronto? If so, when would be a good time to sow?…

Arisarum – Mouse plant

What are my chances in growing this guy in the summer and putting it in the ground in my greenhouse for the winter? It would grow good because I have a damp and shady garden in Oak Ridges. Plan #2…

Plant or tree for 80th birthday

Hi, I’m in UK but buying a gift for delivery for my cousin’s birthday who lives in Brampton Ontario. She loves gardening. Any ideas or suggestions please and I know you have much colder winters that we do in the…

Prepare iris for winter

I have a cluster of beautiful pale blue/mauve iris. Should I trim the long leaves off before winter, or leave them to serve as a blanket for the winter months?…

Chinese ground orchid

I have a Bletilla striata orchid, which is a hardy orchid, the tag says hardy to -23C. I have a glass greenhouse where the ground inside never freezes in the winter. Do you think the orchid would survive if I…

Peonies

Hello, I recently ordered a few bare roots from an online store in New Brunswick and they are only expected to arrive today or tomorrow. Is that too late for planting? I had ordered them in the summer and the…

Oriental Poppies

I started them from seeds on January 2, 2020. I planted them out end of May, 2020. Some of them put up a flower but some did not. According to the information these are perennials that flower in late spring…