Planting cedars in large planter on a deck

Hi there, We are building a large deck and the planter will be a long (trough-like) 18′ long, 2.5′ wide, 2.5 high. I want to plant 7-8 cedars to make a raised privacy fence. We are in the Grimsby area…

Northern White Cedar Winter Care

Once rooting has occurred, I plan to transfer these Northern White Cedar cuttings to 10-inch pots. I will be acclimating them to direct sunlight in early autumn and caring for them in full sun for the following year. I will…

Perennial Garden on Balcony

I live on the 11th floor in a condo in Brampton facing South .There is another building partially in front of mine . I do receive sun from the west and east. I live in Brampton. Two years ago I…

Insulating round pots

I was told that to overwinter perennials in pots, I should insulate the inside of my pots with 1″ styrofoam. However, how could I do this with a round pot, since those insulation sheets aren’t flexible? Do you recommend a…

Early Shooting Dahlias

My dahlia Moonfire is shooting particularly early this year. I do not want to do root cuttings again and do not have the space to put them in more light. What is best for the rhizomes – cut off the…

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

FYI I have two Hinoki cypress trees that used to survive in the hardy winter in zone 3, we had some bad winter in Winnipeg in this year, I’m afraid my trees won’t make it. It is -1 outdoor which…

Can Mums Go Indoors for Winter?

I was given some mums during the late fall, and wondered if I can bring them indoors for the winter? They seem dry after being in the unheated and non-insulated garage, but miracles do happen, and I’m lonely. They’re in…

Over Wintering Small Oak Trees in a Container

WE LIVE NEAR WASAGA BEACH ON AGREAGE WITH A REAR FOREST. WE JUST UNDUG TWO SMALL OAK TREES AND PUT THEM IN TWO LARGE POTS WITH GOOD SOIL AND SOIL FROM THEIR ROOT HOLES. THEY ARE NOW ON MY DECK…

Overwintering agapanthus

Agapanthus: I understand they are not winter tolerant so for the past two years I have taken them indoors.  They have not bloomed since but look really healthy.…

Overwintering plants

Hi, I would like to know what to do about these plants over winter. Blackberry – just planted it this summer, will it survive winter? or do I need to dig it out? Lavender – understand that it can survive…