Q. I am looking for a colorful companion to some early-spring flowering bulbs. A friend suggested the low-growing anemone.
Q: My children and I want to plant a butterfly garden. Can you suggest flowers that will attract butterflies?
Q: How can I overwinter coleus plants so I don’t have to buy new ones each spring?
Q. What is the best way to take care of plants growing in containers?
Q. I added quite a few dahlias to my garden this year and they bloomed beautifully. Please advise on winter care.
Q: Please advise on watering techniques during a drought.
Q. I am fascinated by the use of flowers in preparing certain food dishes. Are there some basic guidelines to follow when choosing the flowers?
Q. Why doesn't my evening primrose bloom?
Q. I grow bronze fennel as an ornamental plant in my flower garden. How can I prevent the excessive self-seeding that occurs over the winter?
Q. What is the recommended procedure for overwintering annual geranium plants?
Q. Every spring I become entranced with the different types of poppies, especially those in containers. Which are best for Chicago?
Q. What can I do to prevent powdery mildew from attacking my phlox and zinnias?
Q. I have recently installed a soaker hose system throughout my garden. How long do I let the water run in order to water adequately?
Q. Do you have any suggestions for plants that can be used in a fall container?
Q: The plants in my containers don’t always grow well. What am I doing wrong? Can you give me some growing tips?
A: There are several important factors to keep in mind when gardening in containers.