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  Hi i need some advice…we have a huge maple tree at the back of our yard (neighbours tree) that has just had to be cut right back as it was overhanging our yard about 8 foot killing everything underneith…

Ornamental grasses

I have four Miscanthus gracillimus grasses (2 each side of garden) spaced well apart. They have thrived gloriously for last 4 years. It is now early June and 2 at one side are growing and other two are showing nothing,…

Peonies – Bud Preservation in Water as Fresh cuts

Can peony buds be refrigerated, so they bloom later, when placed in light and water, as fresh cuts? To me they look like “lollipops for the eyes”, better than blooms. Also, I’d like to be able to gift them, but…

Do Iris Buds Bloom Placed into a Vase?

I’ve attached a photo of some buds from my Irises, which bloom quickly and are gone for the season. Would these buds, if placed in a vase, as I intend to gift them, open, and bloom in a vase with…

Combinations

Hello I have a Japanese red maple tree at the front of my house. Sun hits this area all day, it receives sun and rain at all times, and is planted in clay, topsoil and mulch on top. I would…

Bush honeysuckle

I have a bush honeysuckle (with pink flowers) that just appeared in my yard. It’s pretty, smells nice, and looks great but I hear they’re invasive. Is it possible to manage it in a yard? Or should I kill it…

Poison Plants

Hello! I’m not sure if this is the right channel to direct this question, but I’m hoping that if it isn’t, you can point me the right way. My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Rhodes and…

Insulating round pots

I was told that to overwinter perennials in pots, I should insulate the inside of my pots with 1″ styrofoam. However, how could I do this with a round pot, since those insulation sheets aren’t flexible? Do you recommend a…

perennial yellow flowers for zone 2

Hi I am looking for perennial yellow flowers for zone 2 (I know Toronto is zone 5) but I found it is better to have something can be hardy for zone 2 to be safe. height is 12-18 inch. (not…