Lilac tree looking thin and blooms are sparse

We have a lilac tree that is getting thinner looking each year and has fewer blooms each year. As you can see in thd phito, the blooms are not full and there sre several branches with nothing on them. There…

Tulip, Narcissus (Daffodils) and Hyacinth Bulb Care

Should I take the old flowers off bulbs when they are done flowering? Does this strengthen or weaken the bulb? How can I strengthen these flowering bulbs? I spent a lot last fall on over 100 tulips and over 100…

Thuya’s Top Browning

I planted my Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) in a sunny spot 3 years ago.  My soil is not great, with lots of clay, but I try to make it more drainable every time I plant something.  It enjoyed healthy…

Ranunculus and peonies

I recently moved to a new home and area (Brampton, Ontario).  We haven’t finished planning the backyard yet so I will be starting my ranunculus and peonies (bush type) bulbs in containers.  It is a full sun area.  I believe…

Climbing rose for east-facing fence

I am looking for a climbing rose that would grow along an east-facing fence in my garden, on the south side of my property.  The fence is made of wood and approximately 5 feet tall, give or take.  I would…

Propagating Oxalis

I have a healthy Oxalis plant and it is beginning to outgrow the pot. How do I go about propagating my beautiful plant.…

Meyer Lemon Tree – Pruning

Hi there, I’m a recent Meyer Lemon ‘mom’ (sorry, it sounded funnier than owner!). I’ve been doing some reading because I’m concerned about it’s V-shape at the base. I want this tree to live a long, fruitful (heehee) life, and…

Sedum morganianum

Where would I be able to purchase Sedum morganianum (donkeys tail) in or around Toronto?…

Growing houseplants

Hi, I am new to growing plants; having never done it before, I have a few questions. Is it possible to grow a bleeding-heart glory bower (Clerodendrum thomsoniae) and a Dragon Flower in Toronto living in an apartment with decent…