Fast Growing Shade Tolerant Shrubs

I have a portion of my outdoor condo patio that requires shrubs that do well in shade as it would be under a tree.  I need a good shrub that provides privacy growing to at least 4 ft and also…

Pollinator Garden: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Embedded in the ground as they are, most flowering plants need help to reproduce. Over 80 percent of flowering plants need pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies and other animals to develop seed or fruit. Having available pollinators is as…

Balcony garden

Hi, I have an unconstructed east facing balcony on the thirtieth floor in downtown Toronto that is quite windy. What plants would you recommend for these conditions? I was hoping to also start a small vegetable patch. Thanks!…

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…

balcony gardening

I have a 12th floor north-west corner balcony, get afternoon/evening sun, but sometimes very windy. What do you think will grow? I have planted seeds of morning glory, sweet pea, and climbing nasturtiums with the hope they will ramp over…

Flowering annuals for windy sw balcony?

Unfortunately I missed your sessions on balcony gardening. Could you please advise what types of flowers would be most likely to succeed on a small balcony near Islington and Bloor. My concern is that we frequently experience high gusty winds,…