Outdoor Lipstick Plant Invader

The plant is in a big outdoor container mostly in the shade with Coleus and Mona Lavender. The Lipstick Plants leaves are being chopped up into funny shapes and some are being eaten.…

Gardenia – black spots

Hi there, I’ve read your other posts (as well a lot on the internet) to try to figure this out without success. I recently purchased a gardenia plant from a local garden center. There were a few of them that…

Gerbera Plants. flowers twisted,

Plants, same pots now as last summer. Purchased separately, planted in 3 pots. Sat in a North window and blossomed all winter. Spider mites treated with dish soap in a gal. of water, thorough spray then showered off. Roots seem…

Mona Lavender

Last year we bought Mona Lavender in 4″ pots (see photo) and planted the garden in late May. It was very happy and grew to about 60-70+cm and flowered all summer. We brought it into the house in October and…

What ate my plants

I was wondering what might have eaten my plant. How should I prevent the problem? Thank you .…

Is alyssum back to my garden?

I planted alyssum seeds, that said annual, in several pots and transferred them to sunny garden. They bloomed so beautifully and lasted until mid of fall. This spring I planted the seeds again. Then I noticed that when they sprouted…

Nicotiana Slow to Grow

Hi Master Gardener, I seeded some nicotiana seed about 8 weeks ago. They eventually (2-3 weeks) germinated. But here is the question: They are simply refusing to thrive. They have stayed the same size since they germinated. They have four…

Winter sowing of flowers

Hello! I live in Scarborough and have been reading a great deal from US sources about winter sowing for flowers such as bachelor buttons, alyssum, cosmos, etc. The hardiness zones of the writers seem to be comparable to ours in…