DIY self-watering vertical grow tower and composting.

Hello, This spring I will be working on a few container gardening projects. One of them is creating a vertical grow tower that is self-watering for my herbs. Sort of like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBh1fjMqjmI However I wonder if its…

Cedar hedge

Late last summer, we planted a cedar hedge. It ranges in height from 8′ in the backyard to 14′ in the front yard. We live on the Trent Canal in Bolsover (City of Kawartha Lakes). Now that we have gone…

Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year – see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now…

My orchid leaves are drooping !

Oh my goodness ! What a pleasure to be able to call, and ask a question about my indoor garden! My problem is that all the leaves on my orchids are limp and drooping. I keep them in pots that…

Swamp Cedars in Winter

Is it normal for swamp cedars to get thinner in the winter? We have a row of swamp cedars at the back of our backyard that looks thinner than in the summer/fall (i.e. I can see through them when before…

Pillbugs in my indoor potted fig plant and Meyer lemon

Hello! It’s Thanksgiving in NJ, USA. My Chicago fig plant, purchased this past May, is bearing 4 figs (all about an inch big now). Truly pleased! My Meyer lemon has 2 little 1/2″ fruits. Equally surprised! I have found a…

weather for the winter

I am an urban gardener (and hobby beekeeper) at Bayview Sheppard area. I wonder if you have educated info on what our weather will be like this winter?…

Problems with avocado plant

Hello! I grew my avocado plant from a pit just over a year ago. It lives in an apartment with north facing windows – not the best, but it was growing well. It was potted just before winter, and I…

Thinning Cedar Hedge

Hello. I have a cedar hedge that is probably quite old.  We’ve had the house for 7 years and it was mature then.  It has become quite wide but the problem is, it is thinning.  It is what gives us…

Jade Tree

Hi I have a Jade Tree and I do not water it often. I just noticed, when I went to water my Jade Tree that the leaves were soft and wrinkled/wilted. I watered it yesterday and the leaves still have…