Wisteria leaves turning yellow

My wisteria plant was doing just fine then got spider-mite, I sprayed it with a mixture of dish soap and water, and now two weeks later it seems not to be growing and the leaves are turning blotchy yellow. I…

Insulated Outdoor Container

I would like to build insulated planters to sit on my outdoor deck in Mississauga, and into which I plan to plant a vine to grow up to the trellis above. (I will provide appropriate support for the vine to…

Peppercorn Plant

I’d like to grow a black pepper corn plant indoors.  I understand it’s an annual vine. Where can I purchase seeds?    …

Small Yellow Bumps on Outdoor Flowering Vine

  One of my outdoor plants – a flowering, climbing vine – started to show some tiny little yellow bumps growing on the vines and leaves. I’ve attached two photos. I’m not sure what these bumps are, or what they…

Virginia Creeper Overtaking Garden in Toronto

I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not think it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out…

Stubborn Mandevilla

I bought a mandevilla last summer, overwintered by pruning back and keeping in a cooler but sunny window, hardened it off before placing it in a morning sun place. Fed it fertilizer and even tried the age old epsom salts…

Native climbing flowering vines

Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

Clematis

Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

Quick Privacy Hedge

Hi there, I live in Toronto and wanted to plant a quick privacy hedge in container(s) (I live in a condo so it’s an urban garden). I have tried emerald cedars and they worked great for the first 2 years;…