Mystery plant and mystery tulip muncher

The picture is of a plant with red, fleshy stalks and early blooming yellow flowers. I haven’t been able to identify it and thus know whether to eradicate it as there are a few in our Urban garden in Peterborough.…

Eradicating scilla

Hello, I’m wondering what I should do about the invasive Scilla plants which are completely overwhelming my flower gardens and lawn. We moved into this house one year ago, and at that time I wasn’t paying enough attention to the…

Spring bulb treatment

My daffodils and tulips are nearing the end of their blooming season. Shall I leave them in the ground or dig up the bulbs, dry them out, and replant them in the fall? If I dig them up should I…

Crown Imperial Fritillaria

I have several Crown Imperial Fritillaria. The last 3 springs, they came up with beautiful, healthy foliage but no flowers. Wondering what I can do to encourage blooming next year. Some have multiple stocks. Do I split the bulb now…

tulips

I have many dozens of tulips in my garden, front and back. This is the first year that none of them have bloomed. I would like to know why.…

Acidanthera

Can I grow acidanthera indoors in a pot? Same question about ranunculi.…

combine daffodils and hosta?

Hi There I planted some daffodils ( in a garden under a birch tree) last Fall, hoping for some colour in the Spring. Can I plant some hosta with the daffodils and expect both species to do well? Is there…

Saving my canna lily

I have a canna-lily. Outside it bloomed flowers. I put it inside in a bay window. It kept dying – it was too cold. So I put it by another window. Now its growing new stems. However, in the middle…

Amaryllis Care

Do amaryllis stems photosynthesize? After the flowers are done I remove them, but I leave the leaves on until it is time to force dormancy in September. I understand the critical role the leaves play in building up the bulbs…