• Ground cover that kills/stops weeds

    Hello, I want to cover my garden with ground cover that would stop weeds. I would like something that perennial and not too tall. I prefer something less than 10cm tall but I would consider other options because nothing ...

  • bloom first year from seed

    Hi! I'm wondering which, if any, of the following native plants will bloom the first year if I plant from seed: harebell hoary vervain butterfly weed wild columbine rattlesnake master culvers root yarrow pearly everlasting foxglove beardtongue dotted mint sky blue aster tall blue larkspur golden alexander wild senna stiff goldernrod IS there any advantage ...

  • Taking pollen from one plant vs taking it from another when crossbreeding?

    Good Afternoon, I have a quick question for you regarding cross-breeding pollination with perfect flowers. Specifically, if I use the pollen from one plant to fertilize another, would that provide a different result than if I fertilized the first ...

  • Anemones

    Would it be safe to transplant anemones now (week of October 29). They are flowering right now.

  • Plant Identification

    I watch this plant growing well in my garden in Toronto, but never see any flowers coming out of it.  Could you tell me the name of it?  Shall I keep it for next year? Thank you ...

  • Will I see my peonies next season?

    The brownish bush is(or was) my second peony bush, which I hoped would survive some nearby construction. I took away the root ball of the other bush last week, but there wasn't much left, except something ...

  • Timing for Cutting Back Milkweed?

    I included some milkweed this year in a planter I maintain across from my house in Seaton Village, Toronto. It's looking quite yellow and sad now (mid-October), and I'm wondering if the monarch butterflies still need it this ...

  • Seedling Delphinium

    I started some delphinium seedlings indoors several months ago and they are now about 6" in height. My question is..do I plant them outside now (Oct) or is too late? Thank you very much for any help.

  • Perennial Aster Disease

    Hi I have perennial aster and I think it has a disease. It is covered with a thin layer of white powder. It has this disease last year and I see it again in some of them. I have ...

  • Hosta Pests

    I have quite a few Hostas in my yard located under a tree canopy; they grow very well but at the end of the summer they always seem to get holes in the leafs. I thought it might ...

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