Star of Bethlehem

Recently I bought a pot of Stars of Bethlehem (orange) as an indoor plant. It has finished flowering and the leaves seem to be withering. Please advise if I can plant the bulbs outdoors, if they can survive the cold…

Shallow soil container gardening

Please name some vegetables I could grow in a shallow (5-6″) container garden. The soil is good, it’s a sunny location, ample water, but it’s not deep and I can’t change this. Are there any vegetables — aside from various…

Ferns on a balcony

Which ferns would grow well on an east-facing balcony with about 1 hour of morning sunlight? I would like to plant several different varieties for maximum visual impact. Could they survive winter?…

Wall Garden

Hello, Wonder if you can help me to build a wall garden like the one I saw last week at Allan Gardens. It was in one of the side rooms and planted with sedums, mostly hen & chicks variety. Thanks,…

Potted Emerald Cedars for Roof top Terrace?

I am looking to build a privacy screen for the roof top terrace which needs about 15′ of cover. I was wondering if I can grow 5′-6′ Emerald Cedars in container pots?  The containers I’m looking at are trough shaped…

Best plants to attract butterflies

What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?

Hydrangea in containers

Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…