condo care for a canna lily

Hi I live in Montreal.This is the first year that I’ve lived in a condo.I have no heated garage to store bulbs and rhizomes. I only have an unheated cement locker type storage area on the ground floor and a…

Blooms on dahlias and hydrangeas

My dahlias were very late blooming, we live west of Barrie, my friend in Wasaga Beach, her dahlias are beautiful – any suggestions would help. Also I have 2 hydrangeas and neither one have bloomed but are very healthy looking…

Replanting tulip bulbs

I have acquired tulip bulbs that have been dug up. The flowers have dried out and the leaves are still green but wilted. How should I store them?  Do I leave just leave them at this point or should I…

canna lilies in winter

I am wondering if I can just bring my canna lilies (planted in pots) inside for the winter, and use them as a house plant, then put back outside in spring?…

Freesias slow to grow

I planted my freesia bulbs in May (nearly 2 ½ weeks ago) and there is no growth yet; is this normal?…

Relocating tulips that flower poorly

I want to move tulips from my front yard to my backyard. They need rejuvenation as they have been in the same bed for a number of years. The flowers are now gone.What is a good time to move them…

Growing agapanthus

Is it practical to grow agapanthus in Toronto area, either using a hardy species or by wintering it indoors?…

Bonfire begonias in winter

Do I need to lift the bonfire begonias in my outdoor garden for the fall and keep the tubers cool and dry until next spring? Or can I re-pot them inside and keep them going all winter?…