heat tolerant potted plants for balcony

I am wondering what type of (potted) plants are suitable for a south facing balcony in southwestern ontario near Lake Ontario? it does become very hot on the balcony mid-day and in the afternoon. Thank you!…

Potted Blue Spruce

my potted blue spruce was moved outdoors a few weeks ago and subsequently all it’s new growth has gone limp and the wee tree looks ‘unhappy’….any help, suggestions would be very much appreciated…

4 season balcony garden

My Regent Park condo is on the 21st floor, west facing so has strong afternoon sun. I would like to plant evergreens in containers so it looks a little less gloomy next winter. What suggestions do you have for types…

Over wintering a planter box

Greetings I’m trying an experiment. I have placed two large rectangular planters on my concrete pool deck and planted Boston Ivy in each. Both have the insides lined with one inch rigid insulation but I’m thinking about putting straw bales…

Planting cedars in large planter on a deck

Hi there, We are building a large deck and the planter will be a long (trough-like) 18′ long, 2.5′ wide, 2.5 high. I want to plant 7-8 cedars to make a raised privacy fence. We are in the Grimsby area…

Balcony garden while there is still a balcony

Hello Yoda of the Gardening world, I live in central Etobicoke (Islington and Eglinton) in a 4th floor of an 8 storey apartment building. My unit faces north west, gets morning shade, afternoon sun (the trees next to my balcony…

Insulated Outdoor Container

I would like to build insulated planters to sit on my outdoor deck in Mississauga, and into which I plan to plant a vine to grow up to the trellis above. (I will provide appropriate support for the vine to…

Yews Grown in Containers

Hi, I live in downtown Toronto. I’m wondering if Hicks Yew can be grown and withstand winter in a free standing planter? The location is a mix of sun and shade.…

Insulating Plant Containers on a Balcony

I have a 7th floor balcony which is exposed to SW and NW winds as it is on the corner. I have heard that you can line a container with styrofoam to help plants survive the winter. Do you just…

Container Gardening for Beginners on a budget

Hi Toronto Master Gardeners! I am a graduate student completely new to gardening and would like to please seek your advice on my very first gardening project in terms of (A) planter construction and (B) correct plant selection. I have…