Hostas and slugs

I live in Etobicoke surrounded by oak trees & clay soil.  I’m new to gardening hence this potential mistake below. Last fall, a friend offered me mature hostas from her garden because she was making room for new plants.  After…

Dividing and Transplanting Yucca

I have a 4 year old yucca plant that has multiplied to three plants and I would like to divide and transplant. When is the best time to do this and do they need a sunny spot which the current…

Dividing and Moving a Ghost Fern

In Nov 2018, I had to remove a large dying 30 yr old spruce tree from my south facing back yard.  I had a lot of shade, but now the garden is almost full sun.  Under this spruce tree, I…

Montauk Daisy – When to Cut Back?

My Montauk daisy is huge, 3 people could not surround it, when and how much can I cut it back? Just coming out of a really cold Ct. winter and due for more snow his week. Some of the new…

Dividing Philodendron or Swiss cheese Plant

I have repotted this plant several times. I now wonder if I should in fact divide it before I repot again. I am uncertain if this would be a good idea. If it is would you please tell me the…

Moving Large Aloe Plant

I am moving very soon and I don’ t know how I am going to move my large aloe. Should I try dividing it up or can you suggest someone who could help me?    …

Thinning Hostas*

I transplanted hostas, thinking of saving them while renovating another part of the house, for their eventual return to the front garden. They may have overshadowed a mundane six feet tall fence. It’s hard to have the perspective of an…

Dividing Perennials: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Many, but not all, perennials benefit from division after they have grown for a number of years. This gardening guide describes the common gardening practice of perennial division, including why, when and how to divide your plants. You can replant…