care of a boxwood standard

For the third year, I have removed a boxwood standard with its root ball from a decorative urn and planted it for the winter in a protected bed. To this point, I have had no problems. Each fall, I simply…

Persian Lime Plant

First of all I want to thank you for accepting my question. I have a 4 year old Persian Lime plant, Last year It gave given me 3 nice lovely limes. BUT I do get a lot of flowers and…

Mums

I live in Toronto. I have a very shady flower box on my front porch. My pansies are gone and I want to plant some pots of fall mums. I only want them to last till the frost. It’s mid…

Raccoons & Vegetables & Soil!

Hi there – I have a vegetable garden on my deck in Toronto. I have a number of big pots planted with vegetables of all kinds, like tomatoes, onion, chard, kale, and various salad greens. We have a male raccoon…

Evergreens in containers

I would like to plant a small evergreen in my front door urns. Would the plants be able to survive the winter? would you be able to suggest appropriate shrubs for this purpose . Many thanks for any help you…

Planting strawberry and blueberry

1) Can i plant this indoor/ apartment or balcony 2)I live in Toronto 15C night -26C day, humidity 30% to 60%, is it fine with my plant? 3)What soil should I use? 4)What container should I plant it. big one…

Rose of Sharon

I look after a rose of sharon that grows in a small stone planter across from my house.  This spring (as of June 11th), there’s not a leaf on it, but the twigs seem to still be green inside.  Do…

Can I reuse my container soil?

I grow marigolds every year on my balcony from seed I collect each summer.  Last year, the marigolds had a lot of brown bugs.  Can I reuse the soil in these pots for my marigolds this year or will the…

Vines and grasses for containers

I have two questions, both about container gardening in Toronto. 1. Suggestions for a perennial climbing vine for a third floor hot deck (with a watering system) 1a) is there a hardy clematis that might survive the winter? 2. Suggestions…