• Soil preparation and Planting

    Hello, I'm inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1. 5"- 9" of fresh triple mix on ...

  • Balcony Garden

    I have moved to a 7th floor condo in west Toronto. The balcony faces south and west so gets very strong sun for hours each day. Would like to know what small shrubs/perennials I could grow in this small space, ...

  • Planting Perennials

    I live in downtown Toronto. The side of my house faces southeast. During the summer the brick radiates heat. I bought echinacea & Black-eyed Susan. I will plant them in dry/clay soil (I have topped it with black soil). Once ...

  • Plant Identification: Viola cornuta

    Hello! Was walking the dog a few weeks ago and happened upon this very pretty (and rather small: 2 inches tall) flower growing in the crack of the side walk! Never seen a flower quite like it (picture included below)! ...

  • Asters Baked in the Sun

    I don’t know what happened, but with the temperature extremes in the west GTA last week, my asters, which were going to be my stars for the rest of autumn, just shrivelled. Should I just accept the situation and “cut” ...

  • Trilliums coming up in October?!

    I recently planted several trillium plants (grandiflorum and erectum) that were shared from a friend’s garden. They have been planted under a large linden tree where they get early morning sun but are in fairly dense shade the rest of ...

  • Plant ID

    Hello, could you please help identify this plant? It started growing in a pot on my balcony. Thanks!

  • Virginia Creeper

    As discussed by phone here are photo's of our Virginia Creeper showing what we believe to be a fungus problem. Please confirm that that you suspect that this is fungus and also whether you see any other problems in addition ...

  • Plant ID White Snakeroot

    Sunny & dry south exposure  

  • Flower ID Gaura

    I would like to know the name of this flower please:

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