Growing Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Hello Gardening Master, What plant is this? Can this plant survive the winter in Toronto? Is it perennial for Toronto’s climate zone? Since this is my first time owning a Prickly Pear Cactus, I would appreciate your advice on how…

House plant

This plant has been cut and replanted many times. We do not know how to properly care for it. It was my mother in law’s before she passed. It never goes thick just high and thin where it falls over…

Grapes ID

I have a vine in my garden which produces grapes every year, I believe they are ontario grapes and edible or can be used for jam etc. I’ve read your website and believe these aren’t poisonous, perhaps you can advise.…

Amaryllis Plants with Very Long Leaves

I have an amaryllis plant that came out of dormancy last Xmas 2016 and I repotted it in black topsoil. It produced a pathetic bloom, and has been growing ever since on a windowsill. It has produced some extraordinarily long…

Orchid Care

I’ve just got an orchid and I don’t know how to care for it. Different websites give contradictory advice. Please let me know what to do before it dies on me. It isn’t flowering right now. How often should I…

Phalaenopsis Orchid

First, for the record, I have never before had any luck with house plants and so in the past preferred fresh cut flowers. Then those lovely phalaenopsis orchids became widely available, so for the last few years I have been…

Getting old rose shrub to bloom

The front flower bed contains a very old rose shrub. It was over 6 feet tall and was hard pruned back to about 3 feet in November. How do we maintain the rose to bring it back to health/bloom?  …

Martix Asiatic Lily

I have just purchased a Matrix Asiatic Lily but it has come from the nursery with few instructions – how do i care for it?  I live in a west facing condo in downtown Toronto on the 6th floor.  …