Wasp free garden

I am severely allergic to bee and wasps and live close to the TBG. I have a small West-facing patio garden with a raised bed. What plants will not attract and will repel wasps?…

Growing balloon flowers from seed

I have successfully grown very small balloon flowers from seed and wonder if I bring them in during the winter or leave them outside‚Ķ,they are in a flower box with a good depth of earth…

Watering winterized roses

Hello, I keep seeing that potted roses still need to be watered in winter if they dry out? I am wondering a few things and am hoping I might get a answer here: 1) Is the snow not enough to…

Stargazer Lily

I have always put my stargazer lilies on my south facing balcony in full sun. Balcony gets partial shade in the morning and full sun from noon on. This year my lilies are struggling. The leaves start turning brown from…

serviceberry leaves

Hello from downtown Toronto. My “garden” is a terrace on the 21st floor. it faces north but gets lots of hot afternoon sun in the summer. Last year, I planted a Canadian serviceberry in a 28x24x27H insulated planter with mulch…

Magnolia soulangeana

Hello, I planted a very special magnolia soulangeana in my yard two years ago. I understand that this variety can also grow in a large pot, but I might be wrong. I am moving to a condo and I would…

Grafted fruit tree surviving winter in planter

Hello, I have recently purchased a grafted fruit tree. The base is a pear tree with a mix of plum, peach, nectarine and other stone fruit grafted on each branch. I purchased the tree from a farm and they said…