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Heidi Horticulture · 1W ago

Mild Winter = Bugs Every Where! Look Closely!

With this past mild winter, our wet early spring and now the heat and humidity; bugs are reproducing rapidly.So far, I've seen aphid clusters by the thousands: Mealy Bugs:Viburnum Beetles:
Heidi Horticulture · 1M ago

Pet Peeve - Mulched Trees (aka the Coned Volcano)

So many new trees are going to be planted in the next few weeks.  I wonder how many will be mulched like this disaster:This may be a harsh opinion, but it's warranted. Not only has the tree ...
Heidi Horticulture · 1M ago

Toronto's High Park - Native Plant Sale: May 7th, 2017

If you live in the Toronto area and would like to know more about and to buy native plants  - please visit High Park's Native Plant Sale. Sunday May 7th, 2017Here's their info and website:Hi...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

Heidi, What's Wrong with my Hinoki Cypress? It's going brown!

Growing Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa nana) in Southern Ontario can be a challenge at times, considering we get whopper winters occasionally. So when I was asked this question - I was...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

Rose Mildew - Podosphaera pannosa (on Rosa glauca)

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is concerned about Southern Ontario winters and spring thaws.  We never seem to get a slow warm up in spring anymore. Instead, there's constant fluctuations...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

Overwintering Kale

Kale.....yummmm....kale. We bought this variety last summer called: Russian Red.The great aspect of harvesting kale as it grows, it gets taller and taller, which helps deter it from too much...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Indoor Asparagus Fern Plant - Asparagus densiflorus "Sprengeri"

This drooping form of Asparagus fern (Emerald Feather), needs a haircut each spring. It's beginning to thin at the top and get rather bushy at the base. This is a great plant for a hanging b...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Using Snow To Deter Squirrels Digging Up Bulbs

Nothing gets me more frustrated than seeing tulips dug up by squirrels.Grrr....Tender yellow shoots emerging from the ground must be a thrill for the squirrel after a long harsh winter. Alth...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Repotting Peace Lily House Plant

Once upon a time, this peace lily was glorious. (2014)It was repotted in 2016, as the plant outgrew the old pot.Yeesh....then all of a sudden, two weeks ago - what's going on?!Here you can s...
Heidi Horticulture · 4M ago

Pruning and Propagating Jade Plants

With spring coming around the corner, I need to get some house plant duties done.Three years ago, I rescued a Jade plant which was abandoned in an office corner - covered in mealy bug. (Here...