Vines in planters?

Hi! I am trying to desperately add some privacy to our backyard along our fence line. There is very little space between the retaining wall and the fence line so, unless we find a way of building a much thinner…

Balcony Tomatoes

My Dad has moved into a sixth floor condo in Aurora Ontario. His suite is facing west with no buildings obstructing. He has always planted tomatoes and wants to try some in containers. He does not want cherry tomatoes as…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

Trailing plants for high Container?

So I have a container on the second floor and I was thinking it would look really cool if I had flowers hanging almost all the way down from it. If I put the 8 foot long type of sweet…

Ficus benjamina

We kept our ficus out in summer and it thrived. I brought it in one day too late and it froze. All the leaves and buds have dried up and fallen. Is it permanently dead?…

Watering potted Plants

I have two houseplants in tapered pots, not sure if they are clay or fibre pots, wider at top than bottom.  Is there a way to ascertain if the plant is  receiving  the  water and nutrients it needs?…

Fall mulch and fertilizer

what fertilizer and mulch to apply  to a) a garden on ground level, and b) to a roof top garden on the 9th floor.…

planting fall bulbs

Hi – is it feasible to plant tulips, daffodils, etc. in a planter, such a a half barrel, rather than in the ground? Will they be protected enough from the cold? What if the planters are stored for the winter…

blue berry bushes

Can a blueberry bush be overwintered outside in a pot in toronto?…

Dwarf Alberta spruce

Dwarf Alberta spruce. Can these trees be planted in a large, cut-off barrel as I don’t have the room for them to be put in the ground? We live in southeast Saskatchewan. They are about two feet in height now.…