Cutting back for Fall

Hi, I live in Toronto, in what used to be East York. I usually cut back a lot of the plants in the garden, although I do leave some for the birds. Is Oct 11th, Monday of next week, too…

Prepare iris for winter

I have a cluster of beautiful pale blue/mauve iris. Should I trim the long leaves off before winter, or leave them to serve as a blanket for the winter months?…

Watering Perennial Shrubs in Fall

Hello my rain barrels are still active and will be disconnected by 30 Oct 2019….is it wise to continue watering perennial shrubs like weigela, rose of sharon and swamp mallow until the first hard frost…thanks for your response…

Winterizing Actinidia Kolomikta

Hello, I have recently transferred a male and female hardy kiwi into the ground and wonder if I should cover them for the winter? I live in Atlantic Canada directly on the Bay of Fundy where winter winds can range…

Winterizing / Insulating Balcony/Terrace perennial gardens

We have several perennials in large pots on an exposed terrace. Cedars, Pine, Hydrangeas and Dog Wood. We made a mistake and didn’t create insulated containers. We need to find a box/product or some way to insulate the pots to…