Milkweed transplanting

Good morning, My daughter and I discovered a milkweed plant growing in the middle of our front yard this morning. We “rescued” it before it would get mowed. I dug up as much of the root as I could, transplanted…

Ostrich Ferns

Is it safe to move an ostrich fern after it has grown ferns in mid may in zone 5b?…

Saving Trilliums in a Community Garden

I’m the coordinator of a Community Garden located on Glen Road South of Bloor across from the TTC station that is the Glen Road exit of the Sherbourne subway station. Glen Road South is being redesigned and the beds and…

Hibiscus stem turned brown/black

Hi, I transplanted a Summerific Hibiscus (Ballet Slippers) in early fall, but its leaves started falling off, and now most of the stem has turned into brown/black. My other hibiscus that I transplanted at the same time have also fallen…

Pruning and maybe transplanting rose bush

Hi, I have a rose bush (not sure what type), it’s being stifled by my rose of sharon plants. I’d like to transplant the rose bush. It’s now October in Toronto. What’s the best time to prune and transplant the…

When can I dig these up to move them?

Hi. I have a little juniper seedling, a flowering quince and a katsura seedling that I’d like to dig up to move and grow someplace else. When is the best time to dig them… fall or early spring? Thanks. –…

How to propagate Magnolia Soulangeana

I have a 3 yo Magnolia Soulangeana with a sentimental value. I am moving to another house in the same neighbourhood (High Park) and I would love to take it with me, but I am afraid to kill the tree.…

Transplanting a Butterfly Bush

I need to move my 2 year old butterfly bush to a location that has more space. What is the best way to transplant? What time of year should I attempt this?…

Uprooted plant

Hello, My garden is located in northeast Scarborough with heavy clay. My question is about my swamp milkweed plant. The recent heavy rains seemed to have uprooted three of my swamp milkweed stems. Unfortunately most of the roots were still…

Browning Emerald Cedar

Hi team, I hope this finds you well! 1 and a half month ago, I transplanted three 6ft Emerald Cedars. I dug up a large root ball and planted them using 60% native soil, 40% topcoat/compost. They were thriving for…