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…

Dead lawn and plant disease

My beautiful lawn died within one week, so did my neighbors’ on either side as well as the neighbor to my rear. The whole lawn, not just small areas. In addition to the dead lawn there seem to be some…

Sloping gardens

Eight years ago, we built garden to avoid mowing steep-sloping, east-facing front yard. Sun is an issue. I planted Kitten’s Eye iris, daylilies, siberian iris and Brilliant sedum, along with some creeping blue-flowered veronica, variegated hosta and ground phlox at…

Growing Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Hello Gardening Master, What plant is this? Can this plant survive the winter in Toronto? Is it perennial for Toronto’s climate zone? Since this is my first time owning a Prickly Pear Cactus, I would appreciate your advice on how…

Yucca

My yucca has four separate balls, all connected to the main root. Can I separate one or two separately without killing the mother plant or the separate parts? Thank you.…