Shelter the living, but don’t make zombie plants

Warning: balcony gardeners, patio gardeners, porch gardeners and container gardeners of all kinds. You are now entering a critical time for your plants. From the middle of October on, you will be tempted by stretches of sunny days and comparatively mild nights. “It’s still pretty nice out,” you’ll say. “I’ll leave the houseplants out just […]

Nine steps for planting a fall container

Are your containers of annuals looking ratty now? That’s because, as a TV garden guru once declaimed, “THEY WANT TO DIE.” It’s hard tossing our summer friends in the yard waste bag, but after that’s done, you can move on to planting a new autumn container. Paul Zammit, director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical […]