Overwintering tropical plants indoors

I have tropical plants outside in pots that I want to overwinter indoors. I don’t want to bring in any bugs. What should I spray on them?  …

Succulents and cacti outside

I have a succulent cinder garden outside in my backyard, here in Markham, ON. I’m wondering whether I should leave some of them outside through the winter or do I have to move them all inside. Please advise.…

Martix Asiatic Lily

I have just purchased a Matrix Asiatic Lily but it has come from the nursery with few instructions – how do i care for it?  I live in a west facing condo in downtown Toronto on the 6th floor.  …

Calla Lilies

Last spring I planted several calla lily bulbs in pots and had a lot of blooms. I wintered them over in soil in my basement. However, I think my basement is too warm and when I finally retreived the lilies…

Balcony gardening

We are moving from a house to 33rd floor of a Toronto apartment building with large east-facing balconies. I would like an “event” for something like this, including construction of sub-irrigation planters (plastic totes inside custom-made wooden planters), planter insulation…

Winter care for hanging ferns

I just brought my hanging ferns in to the basement, which stays around 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) during winter, and the ferns will get some indirect sunlight. What are some tips for keeping them healthy in the basement?…

Overwintering ferns

I am keeping my ferns in the basement for the winter. Should I trim the ferns back while inside during the winter?…

Wintering a potted Mandevilla

I bring my mandevilla at this time for the winter. The only suitable sunny spot is in front of a sliding door in our Kitchen. Unfortunately this is a very awkward location. Do you have any suggestions howelse I can…

English Ivy

I have an English Ivy in one of those plastic hanging baskets. Will it survive the Toronto Winter here if I didn’t take it indoors?…

Heucheras in pots

Hi Master Gardeners ! I have a couple of heucheras in my garden that were not doing well. The locations were hard pack clay, which I’ve been diligently augmenting with cow manure during this season. I dug them up (they…