Overwintering Tender Perennials

Hello, I would appreciate some advice on how to over winter some perennials I am growing from seed this year.  The 2 that I am most concerned about is a Gaura called “Sparkle white” and a Salvia called “Victoria”.  They…

Thuya’s Top Browning

I planted my Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) in a sunny spot 3 years ago.  My soil is not great, with lots of clay, but I try to make it more drainable every time I plant something.  It enjoyed healthy…

Agapanthus

These 2 plants wintered over and the corms have now risen from the soil. They have no energy and loll about. What to do – transplant perhaps?      …

Hydrangeas – What to do in winter?

If we plant hydrangeas in a pot, can we bring it into the house in winter to prevent frost, or alternatively if we plant in the ground do you recommend that we cover the plant in winter?…

Choosing a hardy Lavender plant

Hi there, I am considering a few lavender plants for our new garden. We leave in Richmond Hill, ON and I was wondering what would be the best variety to withstand the winter months when left in the ground? Would…

Vegetable Growing

I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…

Terrace Container Gardening

I have a large terrace with NW exposure and is sheltered by a 6 foot wall. The condo is in the Beach area of Toronto so very close to the lake. I am looking to make an empty space into…

Overwintering Agapanthus

Hello You sent me some great info about wintering agapanthus in Toronto. At the time my printer wasn’t working so I couldn’t print it out. Now of course I cant find it on my iPad now that the printer is…

Cacti Care

I live in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  My plants are indoors now.  I have divided the Cacti by cutting, letting dry, and replanting.  They did well outside in the summer, but now there is no movement.  Anything I can do to stimulate growth? …