Wintering Topiaries – Toronto

i wondered about wintering these topiaries – we have 2 plants. at the present time, as you can see from the photos, i planted some flowering plants to give it color during the summer months. My plan was to remove…

Overwinter Caladiums

I read and more or less followed your article on “overwintering caladium bulbs”. I simply cannot get them to sprout in the spring. This year I planted them (indoors) probably late Feb/early March. I placed them on my Lee Valley…

Yews Grown in Containers

Hi, I live in downtown Toronto. I’m wondering if Hicks Yew can be grown and withstand winter in a free standing planter? The location is a mix of sun and shade.…

Planted Lemon Seeds in a Pot

the lemon plant is getting big. I transplanted once already to a bigger pot and the plant has been outside all summer, its getting big. My question is: can this plant be left outside in a pot during the winter.…

China aster

Hi I just bought 3 pots of aster reine marguerite (white,pink and purple) from Home Depot (they still have them). I thought they are perennials because 5 years ago I bought Aster (dark purple) and it has been coming every…

Overwintering Rosemary

Can a Rosemary plant in the garden survive winter in Toronto and how to protect it in winter? Thanks.…

Boxwood hedge

We are a condo building in New Market where the developer planted a boxwood hedge along the sidewalk and driveway. Both are heavily salted or using a salt substitute. The hedge is now almost completely brown. We are being asked…

Overwintering a Juniper Bonsai Tree

Hi there! I was given a Juniper bonsai tree as a gift last week and I was hoping to get some overwintering advice, as it is my first bonsai tree. From my research I know that normally a Juniper bonsai…

My Fuchsia is Dying

My fuchsia is dying and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I water it once a week, it never sits in water. It’s on the western side of the house getting indirect light. I’ve noticed some white bugs, mold?…