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Heidi Horticulture · 2h 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 · 2W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

Spruce Bits Falling From Above

In my travels today, I stumbled upon a strange sight. From afar, it looked like a beautiful dense green ground cover, until I heard debris falling from above.Had a closer look and these bits...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

DIY Botanical Art/Decoration - Ways of Bringing the Garden Indoors

I confess to having several house plants to help me get through the winter months.Visits to greenhouses and conservatories help, but I just love bringing elements of the garden into my home....
Heidi Horticulture · 4M ago

Creating Christmas Outdoor Designs from Plants in Your Garden

Decided this year I'd make a set of outdoor Christmas planters from evergreen plants we have in the garden. Having made so many designs over the years, it's time to reuse  the accents and it...