• Vine or Climber to Cover Concrete Hydro Pole

    Hi! I live in East York and my front lawn has been graced with an unsightly concrete Toronto Hydro pole. I wrapped chicken wire around it and had a trumpet vine growing up it which invaded the lawn, ...

  • Surprised by Mother Nature

    I over reacted to the threat of rain and wind this weekend, cutting peonies before they bloomed. My concern is that they would bake in the sun, and droop. I’d placed adequate support around them recently to ...

  • Violets in my lawn

    I live in Wasaga Beach, my lawn has become infested with violets to the point that the grass is no longer visible. I have tried weed killers but the violets are unaffected. The only thing I can ...

  • Plant Identification: Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’ (hairy loosestrife)

    Hello Master Gardener. I met a few of you at various events and I was told to send in request for plant identification. I got this plant (attached photo) without any labels and would appreciate your help regarding ...

  • Bog Garden

      I have a low point in my backyard and the newly planted plants are not doing well. What should I do?    

  • 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 ...

  • Peony with tobacco rattle virus

    I think I have tobacco rattle virus on a peony. It is only on certain leaves. Do I need to destroy the entire plant? If so could I wait until after it blooms?

  • Lily of the Valley invasion

    Hello, Lily of the Valley are invading my garden. It comes from the back neighbors yard. I tried digging a trench at the back at the fence and put a plastic barrier, nothing is working. Is it permitted to ...

  • Best Privacy Coverage against a Fence

    We live east of Toronto, our backyard faces North and we get sun from noon to sunset. Our yard is bordered by 3 separate properties and each house has a raised porch, meaning the homeowners walk out their ...

  • Eradicating Houttuynia Cordata Chameleon “Fish Mint”

    I made the mistake of planting some "chameleon plant" a couple of years ago and it has absolutely taken over. I need to permanently eradicate it and spent a couple of hours today with my "loop weeder" which ...

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