• 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 ...

  • Blue cohosh berries

    Is this native plant toxic or deadly to Birds and other wildlife i.e. raccoons, squirrels, etc.? The berries are poisonous to children but there is little 'on line' about their toxicity when ingested by birds.

  • First spring wildflower – coltsfoot

    I am in Simcoe County a bit behind Toronto in climate and blooms; however, I may suggest the only blooming flower in the forest today is the Coltsfoot in sparse locations ...

  • Monarch butterfly/milkweed

    I've paid attention to David Suzuki's request to plant milkweed for the monarch butterflys - swamp milkweed seems the best for a small garden & I've sourced a local supplier. my question is regarding the caterpillers produced by the monarch's ...