Recommendations for planting a front garden

Hello! I was wondering if you’re able to give recommendations for planting? We are not experienced in this area and would like to order some plants for our front yard. If this is possible please let me know. Thank you!…

Leaf covering for the winter

…..we have placed garden leaves over our flower beds for the winter for the first time and we are wondering when would be the ideal time to remove them to the benefit of the wee beasties below ??………

Columbine Leaf Miner

I had a number of Columbine that were affected by leaf miner last year. Am hoping to manage the problem without pesticides this year. Is there a recommended course of action beyond removing affected foliage promptly, and do you think…

Manure as a deterent? –

I’ll do anything to discourage the critters visiting the yard, since I see their footprints, and their body hair shedding. I’m sure a racoon dragged a bag of stale bread under the back stairs, as a hideaway, from a neighbour’s…

California Lilac

Hi We’ve been visiting our sons in Vancouver for a number of years, and really liked the California Lilacs that we’ve seen. On our last trip last April, we bought a small one at a Vancouver nursery and smuggled it…

Indoor avocado plant stopped growing

In September I pinched off the top of new growth hoping it would bush out and develop another bud or buds. Since that time it has stopped growing. The avocado plant pit dried out and fell off. In October I…

Solidago (Goldenrod)

Hello..thanks for all your answers over the past year..I have a Goldenrod that bloomed a fantastc yellor in the first week of November 2018 but has dried a bit..can I cut those dead blooms and harvest them indoors for seeds…

Winterberry

Can I plant a Winterberry plant in the garden now in November (if the ground isn’t frozen). I just bought a small potted one and I’m not sure if I should keep it inside. What is the best way to…