VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Frequently Asked Gardening Questions

The Vancouver  Island Master Gardeners Association volunteers have written articles on some of the most frequent questions they receive at the Gardening Advice Line.

Please click on the question below for a detailed description:

Topic: FAQ Question:
Annuals What annuals do I choose for a fragrance garden?
Bulbs What should I do with bulbs after blooming?
Fruit trees What causes the irregular, orange patches on the leaves of my pear tree?
Fruit trees How can I prevent scab in apples and pears?
Fruit trees How do I care for my fruit trees?
Fruit trees Why do my fruit trees have black growths?
Grass seed What is the best grass seed for shady, sunny and high traffic areas?
Insects What is the sticky honeydew on my houseplants?
Insects What are the bugs on my Roses?
Insects How do I attract beneficial insects to my garden?
Insects What to do about tent caterpillars?
Insects What are the large webs in trees occurring in late summer?
Insects How do I control white flies on new Rhododendron leaves?

How to identify Invasive Daphne and eradicate?


How do I get rid of horsetails?

Plant selection How do I choose the best plants at a nursery?
Plants for shade What plants are best for shaded areas?
Potatoes What causes holes or tunnels in your potatoes?
Roses What are the black spots on my roses?
Rhododendrons How do I care for Rhododendrons?
Tomatoes What causes rot on tomato fruit?
Tomatoes What causes tomato blight?

See our Gardening Advice page to have your gardening questions answered by a volunteer from the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.

See our Plant Picks page for detailed write-ups of plants at Milner Gardens. Written by volunteers of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.