Watering Perennial Shrubs in Fall

Hello my rain barrels are still active and will be disconnected by 30 Oct 2019….is it wise to continue watering perennial shrubs like weigela, rose of sharon and swamp mallow until the first hard frost…thanks for your response…

Wild Grapes

Our wild grape vines have many grapes left on them. It has already frosted over and last week, snow. Is it o.k. to harvest the grapes to make another batch of wild grape jelly?…

Roses and Freezing Temperatures

My 4 (different kinds) of rose bushes already have lots of new shoots this spring, but now the temperatures are predicted to be well below freezing for several days next week. Is there anything I should do to protect the…

Oak Trees Leaves Blackening

Hi, The leaves on 3 once healthy oak trees (20 yr. or so old, 30 ft tall) have withered and darkened: we only noticed this 2 days after the recent frost. Upon inspection there are some tiny insect holes on…

When to Plant Tomatoes this year

Given the late spring here in southern Ontario (GTA area) this year and still cool temperatures at night especially, what advice do you have about when it is best to put into the garden the warm-weather loving plants such as…

Cold Protection for New Plants

Location: I live near Scarborough Town Center. Question: I purchased some vegetable (Egg plant, bell peppers, sweet peppers, bitter gourd, tomatoes) and flower plants (Dahlias, Peony) and planted outside 3 at the beginning of May since the weather was nice.…

Pruning Gooseberry

  My gooseberry did not have much fruit last year. Also how do I correctly prune it?…