Trees or Shrubs for North Facing Balcony

Hi, I’m looking to plant several small trees/shrubs on my north facing balcony that gets a fair amount of indirect light. I’m wondering what options are best for looks, privacy and low maintenance ie less pruning. Lastly, any tips on…

My balcony garden’s ongoing war with aphids

I love petunias and their gorgeous colours but what I DON’T love are the Aphids!!!! Every single summer, I buy petunias that look stunning up until August and then, the aphids ring the dinner bell and my lush beauties become…

What trees can survive over winter on balcony

Hello – Could you suggest trees and vines that can survive winter on my balcony using pots. I live in downtown Toronto, one side of the balcony faces east and the other south. Do insulated pots exist or are there…

High balcony garden recommendation

I have a huge balcony in a downtown condo at the corner of York Street and Queens Quay West in the Harbourfront. It is about 400 square feet, north east exposure, fully exposed to the sky, on the 20th floor…

Spinach

I am growing some spinach on my balcony and I am seeing very long stems and small leaves.  I get around around 4 hours of sun daily. What’s wrong?…

dwarf tree for very hot, sunny balcony

I trust all is well with you and your family, friends and acquaintances. We live on the 12 floor of a downtown Toronto condo with a west facing balcony. Our balcony is only open on 1 side, i.e., the west…

dwarf tree for very hot, sunny balcony

I trust all is well with you and your family, friends and acquaintances. We live on the 12 floor of a downtown Toronto condo with a west facing balcony. Our balcony is only open on 1 side, i.e., the west…