House Plant Sanctuary

I’d like to know if there is a place where you can bring house plants when they are too big for your place or you can not take a good care of them any more. I’ve had plants which were…

Soil testing / nutrient deficiencies

Can you recommend a service for soil testing that includes micronutrients? I have a garden in Riverdale which was designed by a former owner of the house. In spite of loading it up with new soil and compost this year,…

Astilbe with greenish-yellow leaves

I’ve had two small perennial astilbe for two years. This year the neighbouring hosta leaves are shading the lower part of the astilbe so I removed some of the hosta leaves. I discovered that although the upper unshaded astilbe leaves…