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…

1 year old habanero pepper plant

For the first time I brought a few potted peppers inside for the winter and have just recently put them back outside.  It’s a rooftop deck in downtown Toronto and they’re getting about 8 hours of full sun.  They’re in…

Growing mint in a pot in the ground

I live in Toronto. I’ve been reading online and watching some videos that recommend that we plant mint in a pot and then put the pot in the ground to stop the mint from spreading. I like the idea but…

Planting a new Mulberry tree

Hello there, and thanks for offering this online resource for information. I’m quite new to tree planting, and was wondering if I could pick someone’s brain for some information before putting a newly purchased (today, as of writing this), Mulberry…

Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it’s pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in…

Growing Hydrangeas on a Balcony

Hello, I am interested in growing hydrangea on my condo terrace. However I would like a small mop head variety in a size that reaches a maximum height 18″. Or is there a similar type of plant that flowers like…