Christmas Cactus

My Xmas Cacti is covered with buds and is starting to bloom. Should I pinch off the spent blooms at their base after they flower?…

Lucky Bamboo Dying

Hello There, Hope you’re doing well. I have a lucky bamboo plant that I bought 5 years ago and It was my first gift to my Fiancée and now wife so it holds quite emotional value. Its dying and I…

Eastern Redbud or other flowering tree?

Hello! I am on the landscaping committee for a condo in downtown Toronto, and the Board is looking into planting 2 – 3 ornamental trees as part of a rejuvenation project. They have considered flowering cherries to start, but I…

Growing Olive Trees

I live in north-central Alberta and take great pride in my ability to grow things that were not meant to grow here. I am interested in growing olive trees. Do you know any extra tricks about growing things outside of…

Pilea Peperomioides Curling Leaves

Hi, I have had a pilea peperomioides plant in my home for about 8 weeks now, purchased from a local nursery. In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed some of the leaves (old and newly grown ones) are curling around…

Potatoes

I am growing 6 German Butterball potatoes in my backyard in downtown Toronto. The plants are very tall, about 5 feet. There were about half dozen white blooms but they only appeared on some of the plants. question: late august…

Hoya Flowering?

  I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…

Weak Flower Stems

I’m in Zone 5. Flower garden is in full sun. The soil was brought in in two distinct batches to make the flower bed. It is all quite clayey, one half worse than the other. It’s awful stuff! Tends to…

Maidenhair Fern

Hello, My beloved maidenhair fern started as a little 4-inch specimen more than a dozen years ago. It has thrived steadily… until about 2 months ago. New fronds grow as usual, but now the fresh green leaves start showing a…

Native climbing flowering vines

Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…