Calla Lilies

Last spring I planted several calla lily bulbs in pots and had a lot of blooms. I wintered them over in soil in my basement. However, I think my basement is too warm and when I finally retreived the lilies…

Climbing rose bush

I have moved from a house to an apartment facing west in Toronto I transplanted a climbing rose bush into a large pot 16″ wide x 16″ high keeping the soil intact that it was growing in, in the garden.…

Flowering annuals for windy sw balcony?

Unfortunately I missed your sessions on balcony gardening. Could you please advise what types of flowers would be most likely to succeed on a small balcony near Islington and Bloor. My concern is that we frequently experience high gusty winds,…

Balcony gardening

We are moving from a house to 33rd floor of a Toronto apartment building with large east-facing balconies. I would like an “event” for something like this, including construction of sub-irrigation planters (plastic totes inside custom-made wooden planters), planter insulation…

To prune or not to prune solanum

Last fall, I brought in 2 solarum standards and placed them in a south facing patio door. About 9 weeks ago, they were not watered when I went away. Most of the leaves died. While all the main branches have…

Winterizing Perennials

With respect to the following question I asked before, I live in Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario. Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens &…

Overwintering perennials

Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens & Chicks. 3) Perennial Dwarf Sweet William. Thanks.…

English Ivy

I have an English Ivy in one of those plastic hanging baskets. Will it survive the Toronto Winter here if I didn’t take it indoors?…