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…

Purple leaf sand cherry shrub

Hi Master Gardener, I live on the north east side of Toronto and I just bought a purple leaf sandcherry bush (prunes x cistena) during the end of season sales at a home hardware store. I hope to plant it…

Tuberous begonias

I have several tuberous begonias which I planted in my patio containers early this spring. They have done so beautifully that I would like to try to save the tubers over the winter. Can you tell me how I can…

Canna Lilies

Hello, I have been given some Cana Lily roots. Will they survive if I plant them in the ground now, or should I store them until the Spring. Toronto. Thank you…

Dahlias that didn’t bloom

I planted 5 different varieties of dahlia this year but put them into the ground late and only 2 have bloomed. Should I overwinter even those that did not bloom this year? They have all become plants, just 3 did…