Overwintering Bulbs in Planters*

I have a large canopy of cedar trees and wondered if I could safely put my pots containing bulbs under them for the winter. We have quite mild winters on Vancouver Island.…

Daffodils not blooming this year!*

I’m calling for help, because none of my daffodils came up this year, and they’ve bloomed many years before. But I have never fertilized my bulbs. They’re white, with a pink centre, and I’ve checked that the bulbs are still…

Star of Bethlehem*

Recently I bought a pot of Stars of Bethlehem (orange) as an indoor plant. It has finished flowering and the leaves seem to be withering. Please advise if I can plant the bulbs outdoors, if they can survive the cold…

Saffron bulbs*

Hello Sir/Madam I am looking to buy some saffron bulbs (spice) I live in Ajax, Where and how can i get them. Thanks.…

protection of spring bulbs from polar vortex*

With the arrival of the polar vortex later this week, I wondered if I should cover young iris and daffodil shoots,some of which have recently bloomed. We live in the Scarborough Bluffs, and I thought to use some downed spruce…

Gladiolus Garden*

Hey, Toronto gardener here, aiming for an easy perennial garden that comes back year after year.  Gladiolus is a prime choice for me (low maintenance and beautiful, and I’m in a zone 5-6 area (Scarborough). As I am frequently out…

Growing Tulips: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Tulips (Tulipa spp.) are true bulbs. A true bulb is a structure containing a modified stem in the form of a basal plate, scales or rings, a shoot and a protective, papery tunic. It is a miniature plant containing all…

Bulbs for Naturalizing: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Spring flowering bulbs add colour and interest to an area as they often bloom earlier than other flowers. Some add fall colour. This gardening guide provides information related to choosing and growing ornamental bulbs that naturalize easily. The information…