Overwintering a large gardenia

Hi, I have a large gardenia in a container that I imagine I need to bring it in for the winter? It still has buds waiting to bloom (Oct. 31) but with the cold temperatures, I’m not sure what to…

Beautiful lemony smell in Toronto at night – Linden

Hello, for years I have smelled this wonderful light, lemony fragrance late at night or very early in the morning in Toronto. I have never been able to identify the tree or flower it comes from. Can anybody suggest what…

Wisteria – pruning

We have a 34 year old wisteria that is usually full of blooms. This year it was not and we think it needs major structural pruning. We would like some professional guidance with this. It is getting too big for…

Hydrangea not blooming

Everything I have read says Hydrangea macrophylla blooms on old wood. I have a three year old Hydrangea macrophylla 130-12-01 ”White Adora”. For the past two springs it sent up new leaves in the spring from the ground (new growth).…

Starting Stargazer Lily Bulbs

Do I have to wait until after last frost to plant the bulbs outdoor? Also I want to stagger the bloom time of the bulbs so I will get flowers throughout the summer, can I stagger the planting time to…

Getting old rose shrub to bloom*

The front flower bed contains a very old rose shrub. It was over 6 feet tall and was hard pruned back to about 3 feet in November. How do we maintain the rose to bring it back to health/bloom?  …

Getting my wisteria to bloom*

I have had a wisteria plant for 9 years (and it was a few years old, I believe, when I planted it).  It has always been healthy i.e. lots of growth every year and green foliage.  I have only ever…