• Devil’s trumpet

    Hi, I saw Devil's Trumpet, triple purple datura growing in a public garden. I fell in love with it, but after reading up on it I see that it is poisonous. I have two dogs and a cat, would it be ...

  • Strange bug on my marigolds

    I have this strange bug over my marigolds (20-30 on a plant). They appear to be eating the plant and mating. I am wondering if this is a pest (to be destroyed) or somehow beneficial to something. I live in ...

  • Do my sunflowers have little munchers?

    Hello, I have planted a bunch of sunflowers around the grounds of my apartment building; it should be quite a show. I've noticed that in one particular area the leaves of these baby sunflowers are getting little holes in them; it ...

  • plants around a statue

    I am planting a mix of perennials and annuals around a church statue but noticed I have a challenge re shade. The area gets between 3-4 hrs of direct sunlight especially on the south side then some dappled light until ...

  • Scaly bugs in my planter boxes

    Please help! For the past ten years, I've been growing herbs in planter boxes built into my deck. The boxes are metal, about 8 inches deep, and set into a wood frame on the deck. For a decade I've grown ...

  • New Guinea impatiens

    I read in the Toronto Star Sat. May 30 that it is not recommended to plant impatiens due to downy mildew. I read on line that New Guinea impatiens are less susceptible. Is it ok to plant New Guinea impatiens or best ...

  • Plants for Railing planters

    Hi there! I'm in Toronto and would like to plant some flowers in railing planters (the iron kind with the coconut fibre). The planters get sunlight in the morning/early afternoon. I've never really tended to flowers regularly so I'm looking for ...

  • Coleus

    I was all prepared to put lots of coleus in my garden then discovered it's a shade plant.  I get full afternoon sun.  Will it do well at all?  I ended up buying one plant to see how it will ...

  • Parterre flower Design

    Hello, I am looking for help and some information on how to create a flower parterre.  I am going to plant Begonia semperflorens interspaced with Coleus to write the word BIENVENUE.  I don't know how to mark out the letters, and ...

  • Best time to plant tomatoes outside

    When is the best time to plant tomatoes outside?  

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