balcony gardening

I have recovered my health and would like to start using my small balcony space with railings next year to grow vegetables/flowers. I plan to spend the fall/winter reading about how to do this as I have never had a…

Wisteria leaves turning yellow

My wisteria plant was doing just fine then got spider-mite, I sprayed it with a mixture of dish soap and water, and now two weeks later it seems not to be growing and the leaves are turning blotchy yellow. I…

Tall perennials in planters

The fence around one side of my pool is about 10feet tall and I’d like to find something I could put into a planter that might cover most of that height ( the pool is surrounded by concrete pads.) Any…

Starting a balcony garden – no previous experience

Hi there, good afternoon! I would like to add some plants to my balcony (87 sqf; ~13ft by 6.7ft), with the objective of adding privacy (building nearby) and adding some green! See floor plan attached. I live in the 11th…

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

FYI I have two Hinoki cypress trees that used to survive in the hardy winter in zone 3, we had some bad winter in Winnipeg in this year, I’m afraid my trees won’t make it. It is -1 outdoor which…

Lucky Bamboo Dying

Hello There, Hope you’re doing well. I have a lucky bamboo plant that I bought 5 years ago and It was my first gift to my Fiancée and now wife so it holds quite emotional value. Its dying and I…

Over Wintering Small Oak Trees in a Container

WE LIVE NEAR WASAGA BEACH ON AGREAGE WITH A REAR FOREST. WE JUST UNDUG TWO SMALL OAK TREES AND PUT THEM IN TWO LARGE POTS WITH GOOD SOIL AND SOIL FROM THEIR ROOT HOLES. THEY ARE NOW ON MY DECK…

Planted Lemon Seeds in a Pot

the lemon plant is getting big. I transplanted once already to a bigger pot and the plant has been outside all summer, its getting big. My question is: can this plant be left outside in a pot during the winter.…

Grow Fruit and Veggies on Condo Balcony

Hi, My condo balcony is facing northeast and I know i’m limited to certain fruits and vegetables to grow. I want to know what I can grow in my situation thanks…

Hoya Flowering?

  I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…