• Is there a perennial Riviera Blue Eyes Lobelia for Toronto?

    Is there a type of this lobelia that's perennial for Toronto area? I picked some up in previous year from a big box store and loved the look. However, I don't want to go through the effort and ...

  • Safe bee friendly flowers

    Are the annual flowers or any flowers I buy at the garden centers bee friendly? When the bee returns to the hive the nectar is useless , I’ve read but can’t find out what to look for on the plant information. Thanks

  • fiddleheads

    I would like to grow edible fiddleheads in my north-facing partial sun plot. Please advise where could I find/purchase/forage seedlings of ostrich fern in an attempt to grow and harvest fiddleheads? Thank you :)

  • 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.