Polka dot plant dying

Bought a polka dot plant a couple months ago. Over the past month the leaves have been turning brown and falling off. I’ve been watering regularly, keeping the soil moist and using a humidifier when possible, but I can’t maintain…

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Hi, Is ‘Frans Fontaine’ the narrowest kind of European Hornbeam tree? How tall and wide do they grow? Is the shape more pyramidal or columnar? I’m looking for a kind of tree in columnar shape to form a tall hedge…

Winter storage for agapanthus

How do I store my agapanthus plant  — that was grown outside in Aurora ON., all summer — over the winter .…

Orchid failing

I bought a beautiful orchid from a grocery about a month ago. I have been watering only once a week, I placed it in my bathroom, with indirect light, as it has a skylight near. I noticed that inside the…

planting tulip bulbs

Will tulip bulbs survive and thrive next spring if planted in 8 inch deep balcony trays in November, then stored over winter in a cold garage, not freezing . Cambridge Ontario zone…

is this Azalea sick?

I have an Azalea inherited from the house we bought last year (not sure what kind of Azalea this is) it was blooming very well with orange flowers this spring, but I notice the foliage color is too yellow-ish comparing…

Unidentified leaf – maybe Cardinal flower

Last fall, I accidentally snapped off a cardinal flower plant at the ground level. This growing season I have been looking for it among day lilies. I found a clump of leaves, one of which I have taken a photo,…

bamboo

Let me explain that I have a bamboo hedge about 50 feet long and is on a slop which is anywhere from 12 to 14 plus feet wide, with a runoff stream at the bottom. During the Muskoka Rive flood…

Sick Japanese maple

We have a japanese maple that is about 7 years old. It has been very health since we planted it, but this year, for some reason, many of the branches were either leafless or very sparse and is very unhealthy.…

Cactus identification and care instructions

Hi, I was wondering whether you would be able to tell me what sort of cactus this is, and more importantly how I care for it. In addition to watering and sun instructions, I would be interested in knowing whether…