Ornithogalum

I was given a small pot with one plant. Now that the flowers are faded, what do I do with the plant. Do I plant it outside, but bring in the bulb (I presume there is a bulb) at the…

Eremurus

If I plant this strange ‘fat spider’ root (eremurus) in Toronto: 1. How deep do I plant it ? 2. Do I have to leave the shoot exposed to the sunlight (I have read this on the internet) ? 3.…

Tulips without buds

Some  tulips have come up this year with a lot of green leaves but without buds.  Are they duds or  should I leave them for another year?…

What to do with an amaryllis after it blooms?

I have an amaryllis from Christmas that was beautiful and  want to know how to care for it now.  I cut back the stock after it bloomed and it is now shooting new leaves.  Should I water it? Should I…

When to plant root stock in Toronto

I purchased some clematis, bleeding heart, ferns and astilbes as bagged roots a few weeks ago. They’ve been sitting in the house but are starting to smell. Is it too early to plant them in the garden now? Have I…

Transplanting bulbs

Hi, I’ve always struggled with bulbs, but my mom died 14 months ago, and now I have nobody to defer to. I would like to start putting down bulbs that are already flowering (ie: in a pot at Home Depot)…

Tulips: Chilling for spring planting

Hello, I’d like to plant tulips, and perhaps other spring blooming bulbs, but I didn’t do it in the fall. Can I plant tulip bulbs in containers now,for this spring and keep them in the garage until it warms up?…

Separating gladiolus bulbs

I have just taken bulbs from my garden that are part of the Gladiolus family. I need to know before I put them away for the winter if I am supposed to separate the bulbs now or when I go…

Overwintering Caladium Bulbs

How can I save my caladiums as I have no space to store them indoors.  I tried to bring them indoors but by the time spring comes around they are all dried up.  Is there anywhere I could save the…