• 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 ...

  • Looking to buy some plant seeds

    Hi there. I was just wondering where I would be able to find some daucus carota seeds in Toronto. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you so much.

  • Lilium canadense and Lilium philadelphicum

    I live 70 km northwest of Toronto and am seeking information on where to site Lilium canadense bulbs as well as Lilium philadelphicum. Can you tell me how much sun they can tolerate? And how much moisture they require? I ...

  • Growing native primulas

    I have grown Primula laurentiana and Primula mistassinica from seed and have several plants of both to locate in my garden. This is where I need help. Are their pH requirements about the same? How much sun exposure and need ...

  • How do I find true native plants to purchase?

    I live in Toronto and want to replace my lawn with native plants, creating a good wildlife habitat. But I can't find a wide range of native plants in the local garden centres. I have some trees and shrubs but ...

  • First blooming wildflower in spring

    What is the first blooming wild flower in the spring, in Toronto?