Growing Chamomile

Hello. I am very interested in growing the chamomile flower to eventually make chamomile tea. Can you tell me when to plant the seeds and what kind of condition it can grow in. I have areas in my garden with…

Dwarf Burning Bush

I live in North York. In the summer my purple lace died in the front of my house due most likely to verticillium wilt per you when I phoned. The plant was removed roots and all. I need to get…

Pansies

Is it too early to plant pansies in boxes in front of my house? The house faces west. It is sunny.…

Container gardening in downtown high rise

I live in a high rise downtown and have a few containers with soil on a small balcony with full sun. I would like to plan anything, preferably colourful. Ordinarily, I would visit a gardening store like Sheridan on Yonge…

Balcony gardening

balcony 20’x 10’. 24 th floor. South facing. Protected on East and west sides by high walls 9’ deep. Would like shrubs climbers and some annuals. Just moved in in December . Please help . I am only now beginning…

Polka dot plant dying

Bought a polka dot plant a couple months ago. Over the past month the leaves have been turning brown and falling off. I’ve been watering regularly, keeping the soil moist and using a humidifier when possible, but I can’t maintain…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Mysterious flower-Clarkia

I live in Toronto. I planted this flower from a seed bomb. I don’t know what it is. It is growing in full sun in a flower box. I don’t know what kind of flower it is. Thank you for…

My geraniums are dying

My geraniums are dying and I am not sure how to revive them. My balcony faces west and they receive afternoon sun. I water them daily but the leaves are turning red and they look scraggly.…

How to pinch back Petunias

What is the correct method for pinching back petunias. Is it pruned back to the end of the stem for that flower?…