Sunflower seeds as mulch

I have been feeding the birds & squirrels sunflower seeds throughout the spring & summer. Consequently, I have accumulated a lot of seed shells ! I am about to plant my bulbs for the spring. Should I turn the seed…

Shrubs and bulbs for a condo terrace

Hello: I am a gardener who has given up her garden! We are now in a condo on the 9th floor in the beach area of Toronto, Kington Road and Victoria Park – overlooking the lake (maybe 8 blocks away)…

Asiatic Lilies

> > My Asiatic lilies were eaten by bugs and maybe bunnies as well. > > I’m attaching pictures. > > Can you help me? >…

Garlic Skin Colour

I planted garlic with purple wrapper colouring last year. The harvested garlic isn’t purple. Does it change colour as it dries or what’s going on here? I know comparatively July 9th is early to harvest but they were ready. I…

Where can I buy tulips/bulbs in the GTA?

Hello, We would like to grow tulips in our front garden. I have tried all my local nurseries and none keep tulips. Do you know where I can buy tulips from? Appreciate your guidance.…

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…