Uncovering Hydrangeas

I covered my hydrangeas with shrub covers in November, as instructed I piled dried leaves over the plants before securing the cover. The covers do provide light and moisture. I am now wondering when is a good time to remove…

Standard Rose – can I bring it inside?

Hello! I have a standard rose that I overwinter in the garage (this is the second year I am doing this). The garage has a window and it doesn’t freeze in there though it is not heated. The rose is…

Leaf covering for the winter

…..we have placed garden leaves over our flower beds for the winter for the first time and we are wondering when would be the ideal time to remove them to the benefit of the wee beasties below ??………

Manure as a deterent? –

I’ll do anything to discourage the critters visiting the yard, since I see their footprints, and their body hair shedding. I’m sure a racoon dragged a bag of stale bread under the back stairs, as a hideaway, from a neighbour’s…

Martha Washington Geraniums

I bought two large potted Martha Washington geraniums in the spring of 2019. With the arrival of fall/winter, could you tell me if I can bring them inside the house over the winter? If so, how should I be caring…

overwinter houseplant

I have a few tropicals I grow outside in containers during the season but I don’t have a suitable space to overwinter them (wish I did though!). The cold would otherwise kill them in a few days, but it’s shame…

Sick Mandevilla Plant

I Live in Oshawa. I acquired a Mandevilla In early summer and it flourished on my south facing porch fairly well. I brought it inside in October. I don’t have any spot that provides good natural daylight indoors. I provide…

Winterizing clematis in a deck planter box

Have 17″ x36″ planters 17″deep patio planters with clematis in each. Very small drainage holes in bottom. Live in zone 5. Clematis planted this past spring. They did very well. Climbing up Pergola posts. Not sure how to winterize them.…

Hibiscus tree

Can you please help. I brought my Hibiscus in from outside and it is loosing its leaves they’re turning yellow.…

Overwintering Catalpa Seedlings

Hello, I live in Sudbury, Ontario. Several years ago I was given 3 catalpa trees. Last year one finally flowered and I kept the seeds. I planted them this year and have several seedlings about 2 inches tall. Where should…