False Indigo

On May 15 I planted seeds indoors for False Indigo. It has taken approximately eight weeks for the seeds to germinate. About 1/3 of them are 3 inches high, another third are about an inch and a half high and…

Raising soil level around Japanese Tree Lilac

Hello. We have to raise the grading at the back of our backyard by about 2-3 feet. We have 5 young Japanese Lilac trees (1-2 years old) planted there and I was wondering if it was safe to raise soil…

Weeping Pussy Willow Tree

I live in a downtown Toronto highrise, 11th floor, facing South — so lots of light and sun. I bought a Weeping Pussy Willow tree (15 inches tall) about 6 weeks ago. I kept it indoors initially and it immediately…

Helleborus

would like to know if Helleborus can be planted outside all year around? I live in Toronto, Canada. I’m not sure if it can be, I was given the Helleborus as a gift in a pot last week and would…

Browning of Transplanted Cedars

I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

Emerald Cedars

I planted five Emerald Cedars this year, they were purchased at a big box store. They are all doing well, but I would like to move them, placing them along the backyard fence. I will be adding more new Emeralds…

Raising an Avocado

I have an avocado that now has roots enough to plant in soil. Do I remove the 2 halves of the pit when planting?    …

Serviceberry Transplant Problem

Hi there — About 2 weeks ago, I transplanted a pretty mature (7 years in same spot) service berry from my back yard to the front because it had outgrown the spot we initially planted it in. I don’t think…

Growing Emerald Cedar in Container

I just bought an emerald cedar from a big box store. It’s 5 feet tall. What size container should I get to replant the tree in? I don’t want the tree to grow much taller than 7 feet tall. I…

Propagating Boston Ivy From Cuttings

I have a cutting of Boston Ivy, from a friend.  I took off the bottom leaves, put the stem in water, and it’s under fluorescent lights 24/7, along with all my vegetable seedlings. Is this the correct way to propagate…