Oriental Poppies

I started them from seeds on January 2, 2020. I planted them out end of May, 2020. Some of them put up a flower but some did not. According to the information these are perennials that flower in late spring…

How to make the fishbone cactus bloom and fruit in Toronto?

Hello Master Gardener, Is it possible for the Epiphyllum Anguliger/Fishbone cactus to bloom flowers and bear fruits in Toronto? How to grow and care for this plant for it to reach this potential in Canadian weather? How long does it…

Dying beech tree

Hi there, I planted 5 Dawyck columnar green beech trees this spring to form a hedge. One of them was the most beautiful and the biggest (50mm caliper), came with hundreds of buds and the buds started to open as…

Croton – repotting

I live in Toronto and every summer I put my 25 year old, 5 feet tall croton on a porch where it thrives in 6 hours of sun. I usually spray it with soap and water, then rinse and bring…

Brandon Pyramidal Cedar in King City, Ontario

I am planning to plant Brandon Pyramidal Cedar on the North side and South side of the backyard in King City, ON. End goal is to create a lush evergreen privacy screen. Total area to plant is105 ft on both…

A question from a total novice seeking HELP!

Have an open space of 30’wide X 12’Long what perennial bulbs can I plant now. Prefer lots of colours and lots of variety with low maintenance. I am disciplined to water as required. Appreciate your response.…

eastern white cedars

HELLO i have a cedar hedge 1.5 years old .planted in the sun did great in the summer but i have noticed that some have become a bit thin.also it has produced a lot of seed clusters i would like…

Hornbeam Waterlogged?

Hey everyone, I have an area surrounded by pavers that currently has a pyramidal european hornbeam in it. Its 5b zone, very compact clay soil, minimal topsoil due to the pea gravel for the pavers and everything seems to now…

Canteloupe Failing to Thrive

Vines have struggled this year. Started slowly, I think due to a cool June in Kitchener area. Some vines shrivelled and died. Wasn’t from lack of water. Didn’t see any striped cucumber beetles this year, which I know do spread…