Best Grow Lights for vegetable seedlings

Hi, I mostly grow vegetables and herbs in my garden and I”m wondering about starting seedlings indoors this year given that getting seedlings might prove difficult to get from my favourite supplier Urban Harvest. What should I be considering when…

Planting lily bulbs in the spring

Dear Master Gardener, I received an order of oriental, trumpet, and asiatic lily bulbs on March 23rd 2020. I live in Mississauga (Zone 6a) and it is still snowing outside as of today. I read online that I should plant…

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 ??………

Identification Assistance- STATS ONLY

Am hoping to get some assistance with identifying the following emerging growth in my flower bed. I don’t recall seeing it last year, although it is in the general location where large yellow tulips emerge year over year. Photo attached.…

Climbing Onion ID

  Good day, I have a plant which looks like a succulent or could also be a cactus. It grows long tendrils which climb onto any structure out of a large bulb. Tiny white blossom appear in the spring and…

Saving my canna lily

I have a canna-lily. Outside it bloomed flowers. I put it inside in a bay window. It kept dying – it was too cold. So I put it by another window. Now its growing new stems. However, in the middle…

Ranunculus and dahlias

Live from June 5 to mid October in Nova Scotia, zone 6a. Its mostly solid rock property in my area with just a few inches of soil. I want to build a cutting garden and therefore need to do it…

Dahlias

Where can I buy good quality dahlia tubers close to Toronto. Are there nurseries that you could recommend? I plan to start them indoors, and wondering when would be a good time to start them. Thank you…

Amaryllis Care

Do amaryllis stems photosynthesize? After the flowers are done I remove them, but I leave the leaves on until it is time to force dormancy in September. I understand the critical role the leaves play in building up the bulbs…