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…

Overwinter Celery fern?

I have a large celery fern that I moved indoors for the winter. It is not doing well and is making a mess. It is in an 18″ pot and has a 3 ft spread. I have limited places to…

Garlic

I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

Evergreens – Junipers

I am trying to protect my junipers for the winter.  One juniper has browned the past two winters from wind burn in March/April.  For last winter I wrapped burlap around the green area but it went all brown anyway, but…