Winter kill on grasses

Aside from shrubs and many of my buddleja, I am worried about some of my grasses that have been wonderful for more than five years, but this year, some are not yet showing any green.  Any thing I can do…

English ivy on fence looks dead

We have a lot of ivy on our wooden fence in the backyard and growing up a white pine. It has always looked lovely. This year it looks dead–light brown in colour–I’m assuming it has something to do with the…

My evergreens are dying

So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

Overwintering small patio-sized clematis still in a pot

Good afternoon I purchased a small clematis bijou at the plant sale this spring at TBG. It has flowered twice [still one flower left]. It is sheltered on my deck. I’m wondering how to overwinter it. Can I repot it…

Overwintering lavender, daisies and herbs

I have 2 pots of lavender and also 2 pots of daisies (perennials) and I want to store them for winter inside. I have a basement which is heated just a little bit but there is another door going to…

Best winterberry

Being Christmas and looking forward to future Christmases, I am interested in planting a Winterberry. Since space is not an issue, what variety would be best in sandy soils with a Barrie climate. I am interested in using the berries…

Overwintering perennials

Please advise if and when should I be moving the following potted plants to the garage over the winter: 1) Hosta. 2) Hens & Chicks. 3) Perennial Dwarf Sweet William. Thanks.…

Pruning climbing rose

My climbing rose has grown some very long canes after pruning after the first flowering. It is now going into fall and there are a few shoots that are very long and might break off in winter. Can I cut…

canna lilies in winter

I am wondering if I can just bring my canna lilies (planted in pots) inside for the winter, and use them as a house plant, then put back outside in spring?…