• Sun and Watermelon

    Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions. 1) Is there any device I can buy that will tell me the amount of sun individual spots in my garden get (I am not home most of the ...

  • Fragrant Nicotiana

    Hello! I live in Markham, ON and I am looking to buy the fragrant Nicotiana or Jasmine Tabaco. Would you know a place that sells the small plants? the summer evenings are not the same without their beautiful scent. Thank you ...

  • Marigolds as Ant repellent?

    Is there any scientific proof that marigolds act as an ant(insect) repellent? I’m asking since ants tend to crawl into the home, since the flower garden is close to the house.  With high maintenance roses, along with other plants, adding ...

  • Dying Begonias

    I have the large variety of begonias and planted dozens of plants. In different pots, outdoor terrace. One-by-one something is destroying the stem close to the earth and an otherwise beautiful, healthy-looking plant just falls over with the stem totally ...

  • Overwintering Tender Perennials

    Hello, I would appreciate some advice on how to over winter some perennials I am growing from seed this year.  The 2 that I am most concerned about is a Gaura called "Sparkle white" and a Salvia called "Victoria".  They are ...

  • Plant ID- Lunaria

    I'm still getting to know my garden so I'd appreciate help identifying this plant that popped up all over my garden in may (see attached ). Since this photo purple a purple flower has bloomed on each plant with 4 ...

  • Looking for Landfillers

    Hi, I would like some flowering plants to fill my front yard, however I have a huge spruce tree that blocks the sunlight and also their needle like stuff fills the front lawn. I have tried flox flowers, however I ...

  • Planter flowers for Ontario

    What flowers would be easy to care for in a wooden box planter for a school project? Thank you!

  • Ranunculus and peonies

    I recently moved to a new home and area (Brampton, Ontario).  We haven't finished planning the backyard yet so I will be starting my ranunculus and peonies (bush type) bulbs in containers.  It is a full sun area.  I believe ...

  • Purple Glory Problem

    Hi there, About three weeks ago we brought in our purple glory. For a short while it thrived in our atrium then it dropped about 90% of its leaves and now what leaves remain are covered in waxy beads. Please see ...