Beginning Plants

I’m very new to gardening.  I live in the city and I’d like to start with some easy houseplants, also some easy vegetables.  Any suggestions?  Any books that are great for first timers?…

White flying insects

How do you to kill tiny white flying insects. I think it might be Silver Leaf White Fly. Ornamental sweet potato plant Climate zone 8 Full to partial sun Potted Soil Type – Potting Soil Fertilize when needed Leaves look…

String of pearls plant

I’m really hoping on getting some information on String of Pearls plants. What kind of light do they need? I’ve heard indirect sunlight s best – but how dark of a room can they handle? Also, are there any tricks…

Pandanus veitchii

I wrote to you a while ago regarding my Pandanus veitchii plant. It seems to be doing good so far. I have placed it in the corner of my dining room which faces the opposite south side window. I want…

Overwinter Celery fern?

I have a large celery fern that I moved indoors for the winter. It is not doing well and is making a mess. It is in an 18″ pot and has a 3 ft spread. I have limited places to…

Growing Orchids: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  There are 15,000 to 35,000 different species of orchids and they are not all easy to grow. The orchids most generally cultivated are Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids), Paphiopedilums (Slipper Orchids) and Cymbidiums. Even within these general groups cultural requirements…

The Art of Bonsai: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Bonsai is the Japanese name for the art of growing trees in small containers and has been a tradition in China and Japan for centuries. It is also the name by which these miniature plants are known. They range…