• Medium height coniferous tree, for Toronto

    I am thinking about adding a couple of coniferous tree to my back yard for all-year interest and considering "Fat Albert" Colorado spruce, "Taylor Sunburst" pine, "Dragon Eye" pine or Pinus Nigra "Nana". Are there any pine particular diseases that ...

  • Planting Native Species in a Wetland

    TBG Master............we are looking to purchase a fair bit of plant material and want to learn the optimal container size. we have received quotes for 4" pots as well as 1 gallon containers. It is going into established wetland marsh ...

  • Growing milkweed

    Hi .... Last year I noted milkweed plants placed in some borders at the TBG and want to do the same in the gardens at our small co-ownership building. I have seeds, but it seems they are difficult to germinate. Do ...

  • Native milkweed seeds available?

    Hi, I would like to purchase some Native Milkweed seeds to give to someone in Muskoka region for the holidays. Is this available anywhere in Toronto now?  

  • Sunflower Maintenance and Roses

    We have a lot of large sunflowers that look like they’re done for the season.  Do I just cut them down at them down, I assume I have plant new ones next year? In addition, when do I ...

  • Plant ID Groundnut

    I hope i have reached those that answered my Question on Alien Blood Red Wisteria. I have attached a pic. A example can be seen from the road on Tice Rd. in Fenwick just across from the town yard on ...

  • Ground cover for erosion control in shady ravine

    Hi there, My yard backs onto a ravine in Cliffcrest just near the Scarborough Bluffs (but not on the Bluff). I'm looking for a recommendation for a low maintenance, shade tolerant ground cover that could help control erosion on an east ...

  • Conopholis americana – Squawroot

    I was up in Collingwood and found this plant. Can you identify it for me?

  • Ravine planting

    I live on the banks of the Humber River in Toronto. Last July, during the heavy rain storm, a lot of the foliage on the face of the ravine was washed away. There was also some undercutting. Are there any ...

  • Recommendations for edible native plants

    I am interested in plants native to Southern Ontario, particularly edible native plants.  I know about wild leeks, serviceberry, jerusalem artichoke and blueberries and would like other suggestions particularly herbaceous perennials. Suggestions of web sites or books I might check ...