Hardy cyclamen

Gardening Friends, I have planted a hardy cyclamen this year and it grew nicely. I am worried about it dying this winter what precautions should I take? Covering it with leaves?? Making sure it is always covered with snow through…

Winter care for a young magnolia

I planted my babe last May. I took proper care over all this time. Now it is time to cross fingers. I live around High Park In Toronto. I also read that mulch and a Bilbao May help to take…

bring basil plant inside

I brought in my basil plant from the balcony a few weeks ago. Its thriving and doing fine but since I brought it inside. It’s been deteriorating. the leaves are dropping, some are turning brown. I placed it on the…

Growling lily trees on balcony

Hello. I’d like to plant a few lily trees on my balcony. I am on the 5th floor facing south. There’s quite a bit of sun during the winter and a bit of wind cover from the west. I have…

First Frost

Everywhere I look the first frost is being forecast by yearly averages. Depending on the source I am getting dates from as early Oct. 10 to as late as the second week of november. Would anyone have a better idea…

Winter protection for new Eastern RedBud

Hi I planted my new eastern redbud in the spring I wanted to know if I should protect it for its first winter. Concerned it may not survive. Located in backyard between 2 sheds so not in direct wind. About…

Covering Cedar Hedge

Hi, I was wondering when should I cover my established cedar hedge. Is it just before the first frost I should do it, or when is the best time. I have heard to do it in the fall but that…

Perennial Garden on Balcony

I live on the 11th floor in a condo in Brampton facing South .There is another building partially in front of mine . I do receive sun from the west and east. I live in Brampton. Two years ago I…

Insulating round pots

I was told that to overwinter perennials in pots, I should insulate the inside of my pots with 1″ styrofoam. However, how could I do this with a round pot, since those insulation sheets aren’t flexible? Do you recommend a…

A Fig Tree

I would appreciate an answer as to why, my fig tree becomes laden with figs in late august, and never gets to ripen, while waiting it gets cold and all the figs are frozen. This happens each year. Thank you…