Mona Lavender

Last year we bought Mona Lavender in 4″ pots (see photo) and planted the garden in late May. It was very happy and grew to about 60-70+cm and flowered all summer. We brought it into the house in October and…

Hardy Hibiscus in containers

Hello I live in Toronto Canada. Can Hardy Hibiscus (perennial) be grown in containers instead of in the ground? If so approximately what size should the pots/containers be? Thanks so much.…

Ranunculus asiaticus

If I plant Ranunculus asiaticus in containers, in the fall do I still have to dig up the tubers or can I just bring the pots into my garage?…

Peony slow to return

I have a 20 year old peony in my north facing garden in East York and last year i hired a gardening service that cut back the foliage in early fall before hard frost. This spring I’m not seeing the…

Eugenia

I have my eugenia tree inside for winter, do I keep it trimmed during winter or leave it alone till it’s back outside.…

What trees can survive over winter on balcony

Hello – Could you suggest trees and vines that can survive winter on my balcony using pots. I live in downtown Toronto, one side of the balcony faces east and the other south. Do insulated pots exist or are there…

Swamp Lily – Crinum Asiaticum

I had a 4 foot lily this summer, healthy and deep green suddenly it went yellowish and started wither up. I just pulled it from it’s pot and cut it back to about 8 inches. I’m going to let it…

Azalea in a pot

I live in Guelph, Ontario and was wondering if I grow an azalea in a pot on my desk, can I overwinter it in my garage.  The garage is not heated but does have a small window I could put…

Miniature Rose winter care

I have a miniature rose that spent the summer in a pot outside in a south facing area – tripled in size and had multiple multi-coloured blooms. It is now in a south facing unheated sunroom that never freezes and…

Hardy cyclamen

Gardening Friends, I have planted a hardy cyclamen this year and it grew nicely. I am worried about it dying this winter what precautions should I take? Covering it with leaves?? Making sure it is always covered with snow through…