Container Privacy Shrubs/Vines/Evergreens

I’m located in Toronto. I am allowed to take over a boulevard (south facing) and wish to build a ‘green privacy wall’. I can use containers (no digging in the ground) What would be a suitable plant/shrub/tree for this purpose?…

Agapanthus

How do I get this plant (Agapanthus) to bloom. It’s been in a big pot on my patio for three years (in the basement in the winter). Lots of foliage but no blooms.…

Container Roses

I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

Balcony Flower Gardening

My balcony (14th floor) is long (70 ft. by 6ft.) facing south . Morning and early aft. sun. It gets extremely windy at times. Is it possible to have a nice flower arrangement under these conditions. It seems to me…

Using Builders Sand to Amend Garden Soil

Is it OK to mix builders sand with compost and soil into my vegetable garden and into containers?  I live in downtown toronto and have a small garden.  The original soil in my garden was mostly clay but I have…

Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant

Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

Flowering Perennials that do well in pots, zone 5B

I’m wanting to plant some large pots with perennials. They have 6 plus hours of sunshine a day, being on the western side of the house. I am envisioning a variety of colour with more than one perennial per pot,…

Agapanthus

These 2 plants wintered over and the corms have now risen from the soil. They have no energy and loll about. What to do – transplant perhaps?      …

Vegetable Growing

I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…