Winter care for a young magnolia

I planted my babe last May. I took proper care over all this time. Now it is time to cross fingers. I live around High Park In Toronto. I also read that mulch and a Bilbao May help to take…

bring basil plant inside

I brought in my basil plant from the balcony a few weeks ago. Its thriving and doing fine but since I brought it inside. It’s been deteriorating. the leaves are dropping, some are turning brown. I placed it on the…

Growling lily trees on balcony

Hello. I’d like to plant a few lily trees on my balcony. I am on the 5th floor facing south. There’s quite a bit of sun during the winter and a bit of wind cover from the west. I have…

Overwintering Fig Trees

A friend has fig trees in pots and puts them in his garage over winter. His garage is attached to his house. Would fig trees survive a Scarborough winter in a detached garage?…

Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it’s pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in…

Overwintering Maiden Grass in Containers

This spring we planted maiden grass graziella in many containers around our patio. We know that this is a perennial that would normally return every year if planted in the ground. Our experience last year was that the grasses didn’t…

Overwintering Container Rosebush

My miniature rose bush is still blooming.  It is in a container and I have brought it in to my condo from the cottage and set it in a sunny window.  What should I do to ensure it does well…

Preparing mandevilla to take outside

To this point, I have successfully overwintered a mandevilla. It was pruned back to encourage a denser plant and additional branches. My question is when do I start fertilizing, the frequency, and strength?…