Braided Willow (potted)

I do not have a garden to plant my potted braided willow. I purchased in the spring and have had it in a decorative pot on my deck. I would like to know what I should do to protect this…

RE: Locating Poke Milkweed Seeds

Hello! I have a balcony here in Toronto where I can grow plants. The climate zone is 6A to 7A. It is mostly shade but does get the late afternoon/ setting sun. I would like to grow Milkweed for the…

Help

These planters were doing well in the back of my house which has about 2-3 hours of sun. Then 3 weeks ago, not sure what happened besides animals getting in there in the night, but they seem to be dying/…

Container gardening for all seasons in Toronto winters

Best plants for growing in containers on balconies facing west with a lot of sun which will survive Toronto winters, zone 5/6. Balcony is on the 4th floor, one with roof , the other without. What type of planters are…

Use of tulle and drainage material in container

Hello, 1st question: Is it a good idea to use tulle to cover my greens (kale, swiss chard, basil) in containers to prevent pests, ie. whitefly, slugs, etc. from infesting the leaves. I was thinking of using clips around edge…

Triple Blend in container garden

Good morning! I’m hoping you can assist me with this. I’ve topped up my container garden (photo included) this year with triple Blend/mix BC I wanted to beef up the nutrients for my vegetables–tomatoes, peppers, and melons/cucumbers. Before I plant,…

Container Gardening: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

What is Container Growing? Not all gardening needs to be done directly in the ground. There are many reasons to grow flowers and/or vegetables in containers or planters. They are being used by condominium dwellers to grow food and flowers…

Is tropical potting soil appropriate for Dwarf Alberta Spruce?

Hello, I just bought two Dwarf Alberta Spruce plants…which I intend to repot into planters that are 7”X7”X7”. I will be placing them outdoors on my balcony (they get south and west sunlight) asap. I realize they require “well-drained acidic…

Bird of Paradise seems sad

I live in Toronto.  I put Bertie (not a very original name I know) outside in my south facing very sunny yard.  But she just doesn’t seem to be thriving.  I was watering her with distilled water when she was…