Sad Hydrangea Tree

I’ve had a hydrangea tree since 1968. It has not bloomed more than one bloom in a long time. Over the past 6 years I’ve gone through a lot including a major home remodel. The tree has been very neglected…

Rieger Begonias – outdoors in containers

Scarborough, planted in large containers, in shade/partial shade, with good potting soil. 1. Approx. length of time to reach maturity of 12’x15′ ? 2. Will this plant perform in our hot Ontario summers ? Most info available about this plant…

Baby Blue spruce

Can I plant a baby blue spruce in a container( 40″w x 20″” h x 16″ diameter). It is a south eastern exposure, full sun and windy conditions.…

Overwintering a large gardenia

Hi, I have a large gardenia in a container that I imagine I need to bring it in for the winter? It still has buds waiting to bloom (Oct. 31) but with the cold temperatures, I’m not sure what to…

Gardenia leaves/stems dying

We have a gardenia that was very healthy and blooming. It’s a cluster of some 4-5 stems, in a well draining soil (about a 12″ pot with lots of holes). It would have the occasional yellow leaf, but otherwise in…

Perennial in pots

Which deep green or purple foliage perennial would be feasible, perhaps thrive happily, in pots at the front door?…

Wisteria in an open bottom planter

We were gifted a wisteria from my husband’s grandmother’s well established wisteria. We would like to plant it in the back corner of our yard and build a pergola with benches around it to provide a sturdy structure for it…

Gerbera Daisies

I cannot for the life of me figure out why some of my Gerberas are dying while the others thrive. They are in a rectangular planter box beside our front stairs. They get full sun (south facing) and are well…

Azalea in a pot

I live in Guelph, Ontario and was wondering if I grow an azalea in a pot on my desk, can I overwinter it in my garage.  The garage is not heated but does have a small window I could put…

Growling lily trees on balcony

Hello. I’d like to plant a few lily trees on my balcony. I am on the 5th floor facing south. There’s quite a bit of sun during the winter and a bit of wind cover from the west. I have…