SMALL SHRUBS ON ZONE 4 BALCONY

Hello, I am wanting to plant some hardy small shrubs (maybe flowering) on my balcony. Zone 4. I have a dwarf lilac that seems to be doing well but the Japanese Barberrty . . . Any suggestions…

Preparing my young serviceberry tree for winter

I have recently planted a serviceberry tree (Amelanchier canadensis) in June of this year.  It has been doing ok, no new leaves, in fact the leaves have been steadily falling, I gave it some fertilizer and compost but that only…

Terrace Wintering

We are new to terrace gardening (we are on the 8th floor of a building at Bloor and Bathurst that faces east) and were curious about wintering our plants. We have four Royal holly plants in double walled planters and…

Sky Pencil Bushes

I would like to know how to winterize my 4 Sky Pencil Bushes. I live in the Toronto Beach area. Last year I wrapped each one in burlap but when I took of the burlap in the spring 3 out…

Wintering Agapanthus

I live in downtown Toronto. I have an agapanthus that is 3-4 years old. Each year it blooms less and less and very late in the season ( my one enormous bloom is starting to die back now on November…

Overwintering plants

Hi, I would like to know what to do about these plants over winter. Blackberry – just planted it this summer, will it survive winter? or do I need to dig it out? Lavender – understand that it can survive…

Hypertufa

I have a hypertufa planter with perennials in it. How do I overwinter it?…