Beginner Gardener

Hi We recently moved from a condo to a house with a front and back lawn and deck. I would like to grow a beautiful garden but I dont know anything about gardening. Where do I start? Is it too…

Morning Glory Seedlings

Hello, I sowed morning glory seeds and most of them have successfully geminated. Now that we had heavy rain or storm, some of the leaves got slightly damaged probably by slugs… *Are they still okay? Should I eliminate those leaves…

Compostable containers

Good morning. I was wondering if you know of any local places/nurseries that sell annuals or perennials in compostable containers. Thanks…

Cedars in Pots

I have two cedars in 16″ pots – they are not the emerald. They are the cheaper one, with sparser needle growth. They stand about 4 1/2 feet tall. This will be their third summer in the pots and they…

Lilac shrub root-bound and not growing

I have a lilac bush in a container. whicvh i had planned to put into the ground this year. but it is not doing well.. the other lilacs are way ahead with their growth and leaves and flower heads forming.…

SMALL SHRUBS ON ZONE 4 BALCONY

Hello, I am wanting to plant some hardy small shrubs (maybe flowering) on my balcony. Zone 4. I have a dwarf lilac that seems to be doing well but the Japanese Barberrty . . . Any suggestions…

Repotting a lemon tree to a smaller pot

Hi I have a relatively large lemon tree in a relatively large pot (24 inch diameter x 24 inches high). After a few years of trying, I seem to be able a keep the plant relatively happy and actually bear…

Non-agressive Wisteria

Hello, I recently moved into a century home in North Toronto area. There is a pergola on top of a deck in the backyard about 20ft from the house. I’d like to have a wisteria there. However, I don’t want…

Container Gardening: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

What is Container Growing? Not all gardening needs to be done directly in the ground. There are many reasons to grow flowers and/or vegetables in containers or planters. They are being used by condominium dwellers to grow food and flowers…

creeping Phlox in a container outdoor

Hi Would a creeping phlox survive year after year if I put them in a container like the one in the link below and hang them somehow on my fence. Would their roots go deeper in the soil? how deep?…