Powdery mildew on sunflower type plant

I purchased a plant a while ago and left it in the pot. After about 10 days, it got powdery mildew on the leaves. I sprayed it with milk/ water solution which helped, and cut off all the affected leaves.…

Rocket City daylily

I was wondering how to care for the foliage of this flower. Browsing through the Internet, the foliage are the “leaves” of the flower.…

Spirea

Can Spirea be planted in a new flower bed on the northeast side of our home?  We get morning and evening sun.…

Germination of Tiger Nuts

How do I germinate tiger nuts and can they be grown hydroponically? Saw a Toronto Botanical Garden video on You tube  in which Paul Zammit discussed growing Tiger Nuts, as part of a world plants series.…

What is wrong with my orchid?

I have four orchid plants that sit on my dining room table, and they have light from a north-facing window. All of a sudden the leaves on one orchid has become very limp, and shriveled. It is several years old,…

Boxwood hedge

I have a 25 year old boxwood hedge which has been decimated by last year’s frost and then a blight on everything else… The hedge is 30′ long and about 3′ high.  It will all have to go, but I…

No fruit on my apple tree in my back yard !

Hello, I live in the Victoria Park and Danforth area of Toronto. About 7, or 8, years ago I planted an apple tree, not sure what variety, but it produces very few blossoms, and practically no fruit. I also planted…

Planning my garden

Hello! I just purchased a home and was lucky to get 1/2 an acre of land to grow on! There is a green house already built as well. I’m looking to plant a huge vegetable/fruit garden in my backyard, all…

Growing milkweed

Hi …. Last year I noted milkweed plants placed in some borders at the TBG and want to do the same in the gardens at our small co-ownership building. I have seeds, but it seems they are difficult to germinate.…