• Virginia Creeper Overtaking Garden in Toronto

    I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not think it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out ...

  • Yellowing Baltic Ivy

    I am in the beaches part of Toronto. We have had baltic ivy growing over our front garden wall for over 15 years. It is a very sunny exposure yet lately I am finding many leaves going yellow ...

  • Stubborn Mandevilla

    I bought a mandevilla last summer, overwintered by pruning back and keeping in a cooler but sunny window, hardened it off before placing it in a morning sun place. Fed it fertilizer and even tried the age old ...

  • Non-Flowering Clematis

    For the second consecutive year my clematis Pamela Jackman, while still putting on the usual masses of stems & lush foliage, has declined to flower. It has flowered in the same (unchanged) spot for over 10 years ...

  • Received climbing hydrangea cutting

    Hello again!! I was given some climbing hydrangea cuttings and would like to know what's the best possible way to successfully root and plant it. My friend said she has not had any luck growing from cuttings, so ...

  • Native climbing flowering vines

    Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is ...

  • Clematis

    Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of "edda", which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. ...

  • Rooftop Gardening

    Hello, I am attempting to grow a garden for the first time on my rooftop. I've mostly been buying plants from nearby stores but the employees never seem to be able to give advice on what will work well ...

  • Vine or Climber to Cover Concrete Hydro Pole

    Hi! I live in East York and my front lawn has been graced with an unsightly concrete Toronto Hydro pole. I wrapped chicken wire around it and had a trumpet vine growing up it which invaded the lawn, ...

  • Mysterious climbing vine

    I have just moved into my new house and cannot identify a large old vine an my fence in the backyard. Similar to climbing hydranga but blooms are very different, actually hardly exist, very tiny greenish white. ...