Winterizing Hibiscus

I was given a standard hibiscus which has many blooms on it yet to come out. It stands about 5 ft tall and is in a pot with a 12 inch height and diameter with good rich soil. Is it…

Japanese Anemone- Winter Care

Hi! I’ve planted a Japanese Anemone this June. It’s growing slowly but I think didn’t reach the expected size yet. It also didn’t flower. I planted it in the side of my entrance which is a shady area most if…

Tiger eyes sumac

Can I plant it in a pot then and then plant the pot and sumac into my garden, and if I can what size pot ?…

Preparing tulip bulbs for planting in containers

The last two years my tulips have come up in the spring stunted and not opening properly. Those two Vancouver British Columbia winters have been milder than usual. I think the tulips have suffered from not being cold enough over…

Plumeria

My plumeria is in it’s 1st year and I kept indoors from March through May. It had started to put out leaves and did well. I put it outdoors in the full sun and watered and fertilized. It grew and…

Hydrangeas

Hi , I`m a very new gardener . I recently planted two Hydrangeas in my backyard , the Cityline Paris and Incrediball. Could you give me some tips how to prepare them and to do with them before the winter?…

Blue Agapanthus

I am at the lakke in Toronto, my Agapanthus are in pots, the blooms have fallen off., do they rebloom or shall I cut off the heads…what to do once agapanthus lose their blooms?…

Overwintering Bulbs in Planters

I have a large canopy of cedar trees and wondered if I could safely put my pots containing bulbs under them for the winter. We have quite mild winters on Vancouver Island.…

Soil removal area

Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

protection of spring blubs from polar vortex

With the arrival of the polar vortex later this week, I wondered if I should cover young iris and daffodil shoots,some of which have recently bloomed. We live in the Scarborough Bluffs, and I thought to use some downed spruce…