Jade plant

If I transplant my Jade tree to a bigger pot, how big should the new pot be?  What kind of dirt should I use?  Do you recommend using rocks at the bottom for better drainage?…

Easter Hydrangeas – Indoor or Outdoor?

Hello, I am wondering if the typical hydrangea you get at the local flower shop for Easter is specifically designed to last for a short period of time indoors – or if it would be worthwhile to plant it outside…

Choosing a city tree

Thank you for your response! A couple follow up questions… Why might we want to steer away from a large shade tree on our small lot? Just the appearance in proportion to our narrow house? Or impact of the root…

choosing a city tree

We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

Trees & Shrubs

When is the best time to plant a tree in Owen Sound, spring or fall? It will probable be an Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple. Thank you.…

Moving echinacea

When can I move my echinacea from ground level to a roof top garden?  …

My houseplants are infested with fungus gnats

I recently transplanted three very large tropical plants, that I have cared for over many years. I purchased the soil from a well-known store in Toronto. Now the pots are infested with bugs. When I water, every Saturday, these flying…

Hostas Unhealthy: Are they saying “Hosta La Vista”?

I’ve attached a picture from the top view of the front yard hostas, which appear to be perforated with holes from some insect, probably. I may have to transplant them during a renovation before winter, but I may not. Please…

Can I plant now in mid-August?

I am a first time home buyer and have a nice space in front porch which I feel to do gardening. 1. My front porch is facing west, there are three place that I plan to do plant i)Two small…