Joanne in Oshawa, Ontario, asks: How can I eliminate crabgrass? Unfortunately with this year’s drought the only thing growing is crabgrass. So far, I have been digging it out. Judith Adam, horticultural consultant for Garden Making, replies: Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis and D. ischaemum) is an annual weed found in thin or bare areas of lawns. It flowers from July … [Read more...] about How can I eliminate crabgrass?
Think of the colour white and the image of a wedding dress, eggs or snow will likely spring to mind. But with a little stretch of your imagination, visualize instead a small corner bed or a border around a patio filled with white plants. Single-colour schemes are sometimes referred to as “monochromatic” — a term that takes the romance out of any flower arrangement — but be … [Read more...] about Design a white garden
Sylvain in Montreal, QC., asks: I planted cuttings of my variegated pothos that had been rooted in water. That was over a year ago and they have not grown a centimetre. They live in the same conditions as their parent plants. I feed them with Acadie Seaweed (0.3-0.3-4) that works well for all my houseplants. I’m puzzled. Judith Adam, horticultural consultant for Garden … [Read more...] about Why aren’t my pothos plants growing?
Victoria in Port Hope, ON., asks: How do I eradicate rose slug sawflies? Each year they devastate my roses, and this year they added mountain ash to their menu. I try to keep up by picking them off daily, and I spray with the appropriate bug spray. Even so, I cannot keep up. The mountain ash is now a skeleton, except for a few of the lower branches! Judith Adam, horticultural … [Read more...] about How to eradicate rose slug sawflies?
Tips and techniques for sowing annual flower and vegetable seeds in the garden Growing new plants from seed is one of the most gratifying experiences a gardener can have. It's also an economical way to fill your garden with beautiful flowers and nutritious vegetables. The expert advice in this Garden Know How will help you get your annual seeds off to a strong start, … [Read more...] about Starting seeds outdoors