Cedar Planters for Berries

Hi Gardeners I am planing to move Black Raspberries as well as Strawberries and Raspberries from the ground to cedar planters as we are having landscape done and I want them localized. How do i determine the appropriate size of…

Hydrangea buds coming out in December

Hi, I had planted Hydrangea 2 years ago. They were blooming while I got them, and continued to bloom all summer. The leafs dropped in fall and I didn’t pruned the stem as this particular hydrangea has bloom in old…

Metasequoia sapling care

1) I am so excited about my new metasequoia sapling that the city planted in my front yard two weeks ago. It’s about 5 feet tall. My yard is a hill, south facing, lots of sun. Q: How can I…

Overwintering container lavender

I have a Munstead lavender plant in a container on my north facing balcony in Toronto ON, which has done really well this summer and I wanted to bring it indoors for the winter. I don’t get any direct sunlight…

Elderberry bush

How to prune and still have blooms next season? It is about 4 years old only bloomed this spring. There were no fruit, only blooms. It gets sun. It is crowding out other plants.…

Watering winterized roses

Hello, I keep seeing that potted roses still need to be watered in winter if they dry out? I am wondering a few things and am hoping I might get a answer here: 1) Is the snow not enough to…

Grafted fruit tree surviving winter in planter

Hello, I have recently purchased a grafted fruit tree. The base is a pear tree with a mix of plum, peach, nectarine and other stone fruit grafted on each branch. I purchased the tree from a farm and they said…

Evergreen climbing plant for balcony

I am looking for an evergreen climbing plant that will survive Toronto winters on a north facing balcony. However, I completely understand this might not be possible with the given conditions. If that is the case, can you recommend some…

Hellebore blooming in November

A Hellebore in my garden (“Snowbells”) has started blooming in late November, and I am worried about what will happen when it gets colder and it snows (again). I planted the Hellebore in July. It is in a small, backyard…