Is Nicotiana Safe For Pollinators?

Is Nicotiana safe for pollinators? Everyone seems to be asking the question on line because of the danger of neonicotinoids but no one seems to have the answer. Also – I have recently heard that many annuals are treated with…

Soil removal area

Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

neonictinoids

Hi there, I know you don’t recommend nurseries but do you know if there are any nurseries in Toronto that sell annuals that have not been treated with neonictinoids?…

Tomato plant leaves curling

Hello. I started my tomato plants inside my house about 4 weeks ago. I moved them from under my lamp to beside my patio window to acclimatize them. The leaves started to curl and turn brown. How do I correct/save…

Planting in June

Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

Best plants to attract butterflies

What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?

Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It’s a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly…

Strawflower dying please help

Hi there, I’m really hoping you can help me identify the problem with my strawflower! It was thriving perfectly well all summer, and even as of four weeks ago it looked amazing! Then about two weeks ago, I began to…

Painted tongue

Would you be kind enough, please, to identify this flower (photo attached) that I saw at Edwards Gardens in July? Thanks very much.…