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…

Overwintering Papyrus

In a pot with assorted flowers that we bought last summer was a substantial amount of Papyrus (aquatic). The pot dried out several times and we lost some of the Papyrus but amazingly most of it survived which we have…

Bringing marigolds inside for the winter

I was given marigolds at a mother’s day event this year, and they have bloomed in outdoor soil. As an annual, do they just die, and need to be replaced with new seeds? Or do they grow again? Could I…

planting blueberries in late fall

Hi, I just received a gift of three young blueberry plants in late October. Is it better to plant them now or store them somehow until spring? If storing is the best option, how should I do that?  …

Rose Mallow – overwintering in a pot

Purchased a Rose Mallow perennial hibiscus in August. Decided to place it in a large pot – about 2 feet diameter and 2 feet tall since could not decide where to plant it in our property at that time. Now…