Rose of Sharon

I have a small potted Rose of Sharon, about 1 meter high. I live in Scarborough, Toronto. I moved it to the garage, but I think it may still be too cold for the potted plant. If I moved it…

Adding Earthworms to Raised Beds

We’ve had 3 large (10′ x 3′ x 27″ high) planter boxes built and filled them with CIL Enriched Triple Mix and a thick layer of cedar mulch. I want to introduce some earthworms into the soil but given the…

planting tulip bulbs

Will tulip bulbs survive and thrive next spring if planted in 8 inch deep balcony trays in November, then stored over winter in a cold garage, not freezing . Cambridge Ontario zone…

My geraniums are dying

My geraniums are dying and I am not sure how to revive them. My balcony faces west and they receive afternoon sun. I water them daily but the leaves are turning red and they look scraggly.…

Hibiscus with Yellowing Leaves

A potted hibiscus on our west facing fifth floor balcony has had some leaves turn yellow and drop off during the last two weeks. It has not been fertilized. It had a number of buds which just started to blossom…

Potted herbs

Hello. I’ve planted a few herbs in a single pot. Greek oregano, italian oregano and sage. (The italian oregano was a gift from my mother in law after I had already purchased the greek and I didn’t have the heart…

Perennial Garden on Balcony

I live on the 11th floor in a condo in Brampton facing South .There is another building partially in front of mine . I do receive sun from the west and east. I live in Brampton. Two years ago I…

Plants in pots…. old soil.

Can you kindly tell me if I need to throw out all the soil from last year pots to start planting herbs etc this year. I was reading where one has to throw out old soil in pots. Thanks.…

Insulating round pots

I was told that to overwinter perennials in pots, I should insulate the inside of my pots with 1″ styrofoam. However, how could I do this with a round pot, since those insulation sheets aren’t flexible? Do you recommend a…