• Mother-Daughter Gardens. A bond, a comfort and a continuation.

    My mum, really misses her garden and I'm going my best to keep her magical world alive, despite the move to a retirement home. Mum, just moved into a retirement home near me. She was responsible for creating ...

  • Grasses for bluff property, between bushes to reduce erosion and form ground cover

    My home is on the Bluffs, behind my lawn in the back yard is a 12X 50’ area that I would like to have with bushes and grass for ground cover to help reduce erosion. I am ...

  • Is this plant invasive?

    Hi, I've attached a photo of a plant that has spread from my neighbour's yard to mine. Can you identify it, and if it's invasive how can I get rid of it or at leastcontrol its spread? ...

  • saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia) over sewer line?

    Hi there - We live in a fairly typical old house in Toronto. Last spring, we planted a saskatoon berry shrub (Amelanchier alnifolia) in our front yard, then learned it is basically positioned over the sewer line. ...

  • Growing Trilliums Indoors

    I wish to try and grow Trilliums indoors in containers and want to get advice on the best way to do this. I have some growing in my backyard under a red maple tree in a very dark, ...

  • Ferns

    I live at Queen and Parliament with a good size yard for my location. I’ve tried to grow several different ferns with lousy results. Over the last 15 years I’ve enriched the soil with manure and peat and have tried ...

  • Trilliums and Sharp-Lobed Hepatica

    Is it ok to now plant trilliums and hepaticas that were bought at the North American Native Plant Society sale at the Toronto Botanical Garden last weekend? The trilliums are starting to open.

  • Plants for Kawartha Lakes Area

    I would like to plant white pines, blue spruce, a magnolia tree, some rose bushes, hydrangeas... what do you advise for this location?

  • Hibiscus

    Hello, I live in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Can I grow a hibiscus plant outside? If so, which variety would be the best and where can I purchase it? Thank you, Lina.

  • Seed Stratification

    I am late to the game in preparing my wild bergamot seeds for planting. It's now the last week of April and I understand I should have put them in a cold moist environment weeks ago. Is there ...