Perennial Garden on Balcony

I live on the 11th floor in a condo in Brampton facing South .There is another building partially in front of mine . I do receive sun from the west and east. I live in Brampton. Two years ago I…

Insulating round pots

I was told that to overwinter perennials in pots, I should insulate the inside of my pots with 1″ styrofoam. However, how could I do this with a round pot, since those insulation sheets aren’t flexible? Do you recommend a…

Small garden area, huge tree

I am so sorry. I can’t localize your answer to my question (email) about what to plant in a small garden, facing south, with a huge tree. My apologies.…

ideas for curb appeal for corner lot

I have live in a semi-detached corner house. I have a long narrow S/E facing area. I’m looking for tall plants that will cover the exposed brick, keep my house cool but roots that are not too deep to get…

Growing Ferns

I need 100 ferns for August 2nd for my daughters wedding and I was wondering if you can give me some advice on the best way to grow them and what type of ferns would be the best option .…

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Hello, my new purchase at the May Plant Sale! Is the lovely blooming Amsonia. I would not have expected it to be blooming now esp. in weather this weekend, so cool! -Does the Amsonia usually bloom early in May? -Will…

Tall perennials in planters

The fence around one side of my pool is about 10feet tall and I’d like to find something I could put into a planter that might cover most of that height ( the pool is surrounded by concrete pads.) Any…

whitley’s speedwell – Veronica whitleyi

Hi I bought whitley’s speedwell – veronica whitleyi. I wanted veronica liwanensis but what is available now is veronica whitleyi and vernonica waterperry blue. What do you think about veronica whitleyi which one is better veronica whitleyi or waterperry? in…

Leaves on Garden in Spring

I listened to a gardening program that suggested leaving leaves on the garden in the fall. I have a layer of oak leaves covering most of the garden, with heavy layers near sensitive plants (rhododendron). My garden gets medium sun.…