Japanese Beetle

Toronto- climbing hydrangea, afternoon sun.  What is the insect?

Bugs on the Balcony

My husband and I have a thriving little garden on our 8th floor balcony. We are growing tomatoes, cucumber, vining beans, pole beans, radishes, zucchini, kale, and a variety of flowers and herbs. However, this year there has been so…

What’s “Bugging” my Coneflower?

I believe I’m in zone 6 or 6a. I’m at spadina and st Clair in Toronto. The garden faces north and gets sun from ?? To ?? Clay soil that I had compost added at least once every spring and…

Clematis

Something is cutting off my 20 year old clematis stems near the growing tips. Diatomaceous earth has not helped. I have not seen this problem ever before. Only one of my multiple clemati is affected. It is trained onto an…

Red Beetles on Tiger Lilies

I have two questions: My lilies are spread apart and I would like to know what to plant around and under them? Also I have those annoying red beetles which I try to pick off daily.  I used to use…

Ailing Japanese Maple

I live in mid-town Toronto and have an ailing 30 year old Japanese Maple.  It is a lovely 30 foot plus tree, and it has added to the beauty and charm of my home.  However, in the last while I…

Plant ID Milkweed

I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

Small apricot trees growing in pots

Hello!! I live in Toronto, and I’m trying to grow apricots so I can bring them to our property in Prince Edward county. We started them indoors and eventually, after hardening of course, we brought them to our balcony, but…