Pruning my roses

Building on the advice on pruning roses late in the season(“risks of pruning roses after leafing”) I’m so far behind in pruning roses, that they’re actually budding, at the top of the long stems. One is 7 feet tall. I…

Container Roses

I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

Rose Pruning Risks After Leafing?

I think I’ve waited too long to prune my roses, since they’ve begun to leaf.  What could happen when pruning the roses, in west end toronto, if they’re established bushes? Should I take any other precautions, other than making sure…

Growing Hydrangeas

Hi, I have moved to a new house (Markham area) and for the first time, I have planted 2 ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea plants on May 4th 2017 in my backyard. How do I keep them healthy? I have added Miracle…

Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

Pruning roses

Can I prune back my roses if they have signs of growth on the stems.  …

About Roses

I would like to find some roses that can tolerate part sun/shade. So mostly morning sun. I would like climbing/rambling, fragrant, and ever or repeat blooming, if possible. I prefer single flowers and not yellow. I am in Toronto, and…

Climbing rose for east-facing fence

I am looking for a climbing rose that would grow along an east-facing fence in my garden, on the south side of my property.  The fence is made of wood and approximately 5 feet tall, give or take.  I would…

Fertilizing Roses- How and When

There are so many different fertilizers and so many people saying you should feed at such and such time it gets a little confusing. Here are some of the products I have in my garage: Composted cow manure (0.5-0.5-0.5) MiracleGro…

Moving a Garden in the Fall

Hello :) I have a time-sensitive question and would greatly appreciate your help. We are moving within the next couple of weeks from the suburbs to the country side. We did not expect to move so I had my garden…