Overwintering plants in pots

I have several large pots of perennials and small shrubs that I would like to save. The only indoor space I have is the laundry room, which has no natural light. I was wondering if I could put them in…

Winterizing hybrid tea roses

We live in the Woodstock area of Ontario, and have 50+ hybrid tea roses in our garden. We’re concerned about proper winterizing, and would like to know how much to prune our roses to prepare for the cold weather. We…

Overwintering potting soil and annuals

I  have, courtesy of a neighbour who was moving, Scotts Premium Garden Soil, three 28.3 L bags, minus about 1/4 of one bag. Would it be possible to store these bags on my balcony now and over the winter and…

Black Walnut soft nuts

I have black walnut trees and this is the first year they have produced nuts.  However, the nuts are soft with nothing inside.  Any suggestions?    …

black walnuts

this is the first year my trees has produced nuts, however, they are soft and mushy inside, no solid shell or nut I am in zone 4b my soil is well drained loam , clay further down I have 6…

Serviceberry fruit problems

In my area of western Kentucky service berries are not fruiting. The fruit develops well but before ripening they brown almost look mummified and produce multiple small stalks coming from the fruit. I am assuming this is a fungal disease…

False Spirea

I have a fairly large Spirea bush about 15-20 yrs old. In the fall of 2012 I cut it back to ground level in the hope that it would kill it as I would like to replace it with a…

Sumac Leaves changing colour in the fall

We live in the country, 25 kms south of Parry Sound (Zone 4B). We have a lovely “wall” of Staghorn Sumac on a slope near our home. The leaves do not turn red in the fall as I hoped they…