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.…

Cosmos problems

new to gardening; planted several cosmos in planters, 3 or so plants per planter. Plants now turning brown and dying; leaves are “crisp” and crumble when touched and stem is hollow? Google suggests bacterial disease. What is happening and can…

July raised garden preparation

I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…