Rugosa Rose Hips

I would like to grow and use rose hips. I have read that in southwestern Ontario Rugosa rose spread creating a nice hedge and provide hips their second year. Can you give me any information (websites for planting and care)…

Dying Band Rose

Hello, I live in Peru and bought a band rose last year (September) and put it in a medium plastic container. It was doing well but my gardener pruned it a month ago and it seems to be dying. It…

Roses

Hi. My very prolific explorer rose has suddenly developed some curled leaves and pink, fuzzy spots. A new ( to me) type of mildew? Please advise. Thank you.…

Container Roses

I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

Rose Pruning Risks After Leafing?

I think I’ve waited too long to prune my roses, since they’ve begun to leaf.  What could happen when pruning the roses, in west end toronto, if they’re established bushes? Should I take any other precautions, other than making sure…

Growing Hydrangeas

Hi, I have moved to a new house (Markham area) and for the first time, I have planted 2 ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea plants on May 4th 2017 in my backyard. How do I keep them healthy? I have added Miracle…

Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

Fertilizing Roses- How and When

There are so many different fertilizers and so many people saying you should feed at such and such time it gets a little confusing. Here are some of the products I have in my garage: Composted cow manure (0.5-0.5-0.5) MiracleGro…

Moving a Garden in the Fall

Hello :) I have a time-sensitive question and would greatly appreciate your help. We are moving within the next couple of weeks from the suburbs to the country side. We did not expect to move so I had my garden…