• Spring cleanup – perennials

    When is the best time to clean up the yard to prepare for the coming season (it is the end of March)?  I am concerned about weather conditions and new growth.  In particular, I have a variety of perennials - ...

  • English Garden

    Hi, I have a garden that is 25 foot long and a depth of 5-6 feet. I would love to have it resemble an old english garden. Can you possibly suggest some plants? It is full sun, and runs along ...

  • Grass Alternative by sidewalk

    Hi there I have a patch of grass, this is section of lawn that is between the curb and sidewalk. This patch as well sits on the property line between my neighbor and I. The grass I can't be bothered anymore. I'm ...

  • Tiger Lillies

    I put a dark plastic over the Tiger Lillies last Sept. but it looks like they insist on growing. They are coming up yellow though not green. Of course, there are a few that still are coming up on the ...

  • Spring Gardening Critical dates

    With the temperatures prematurely warming up, when can we begin safely mulching, and working our gardens in Toronto? I’d like to get an estimate for some things I’ve been planning to do, but I don’t wish to harm, if it’s ...

  • Propagating Boston Ivy From Cuttings

    I have a cutting of Boston Ivy, from a friend.  I took off the bottom leaves, put the stem in water, and it's under fluorescent lights 24/7, along with all my vegetable seedlings. Is this the correct way to propagate ...

  • Sourcing Red and Yellow Varieties of Monks Hood?

    I live and garden in Oakville. The blue variety of Monks Hood grows very well in my garden and produce beautiful blue flowers late in the fall. I would like to add the yellow and red varieties but I am ...

  • Turtlehead

    During fall cleanup how far back can I cut?

  • Plant Identification

    Hi This plant has been there for years, flowers late in the season with extremely fragrant white flowers and this year, for the first time every, set seed. But what is it? We need to look up how to start ...

  • Moving a Garden in the Fall

    Hello :) I have a time-sensitive question and would greatly appreciate your help. We are moving within the next couple of weeks from the suburbs to the country side. We did not expect to move so I had my garden ...

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