Tiger eye sumac

Hi Toronto Master Gardeners, I would like to plant those beautiful sumacs and have heard that they are invasive. That it is hard to get rid of the suckers. Would it help to plant them with the pot ,- the…

Old Brick Planter

Hello Dear Master Gardener, Last year we moved to a 70 years old home in Toronto that is facing east. There is a huge brick planter in front of the home, about 3 feet tall, maybe 20 feet wide and…

Cactus Support!

Hi, I purchased this cactus recently and he is starting to turn brown. I’ve been told that this might be due to too much water or not enough sunlight. Additionally, I’ve been told that my pot should be draining. I…

Covered porch greenhouse

Hello! I have a rather large fully covered front porch. It is not heated, but I am wondering if there is any way I might use that space as a greenhouse in the spring? It is north facing unfortunately, but…

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…