planting tulip bulbs

Will tulip bulbs survive and thrive next spring if planted in 8 inch deep balcony trays in November, then stored over winter in a cold garage, not freezing . Cambridge Ontario zone…

Garlic Disease

I, and my neighbours are having trouble with our garlic this year. We are located is south east Toronto, Leslieville. The picture 1 attached is of a garlic that was planted using a clove from last year’s harvest and has…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

Tulips

Hi! Would appreciate your advise and input with respect to when’s the next best time that I can plant tulips in my garden? Thank you!…

Damaged tulip bulbs

I was planting some bulbs over the weekend and I disturbed a few tulip ones that were there from the previous year. They had a growing shoot but I broke a few of them off with the spade – do…

Overwintering Stargazer Lilies

My stargazer lilies completed flowering for about 2 months ago.  They are currently in pots on my balcony. I will be away from end of September for a month. Can I dig up the lily bulbs and start storing them…

About the Chinese Ground Orchids (Bletilla striata)

I recently bought 3 rhizomes of these beautiful orchids. I’m wondering if I can be plant them in my garden, like a perennial plant or I should plant them in a pot and bring them indoors for the winter. I…

Species Tulips

Hi, I’m writing from Kitchener, ON. I am growing a mixture of species tulips for the first time this year. (I planted last fall.) They bloomed beautifully and are now forming attractive seed pods. I know that it is advisable…