• 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 ...

  • Planting under a French Ivory Lilac Tree

    I created a flower bed under a French Ivory Lilac Tree. I cleared the grass and put in a foot and a half of triple mix soil. I planted hostas, bleeding hearts, Jacob's ladder, coral bells in ...

  • Evergreen/Vine for Wet Soil

    I want to plant evergreen trees, grass or vine close to the fence beside a water path. Photo attached. The purpose is for privacy and to serve as wind breaker in winter. Full sun exposure in the ...

  • Coneflowers Lack Petals

    Former southern Ont resident now in zone 3. Have several clumps of Magnus or Ruby Star Echinacea. Last year some clumps (in part sun) have green cones but lack petals.  Happened again this year. Is it a virus ...

  • Aster Reine Marguerite

    Hi I just bought 3 pots of aster reine marguerite (white,pink and purple) from Home Depot (they still have them). I thought they are perennials because 5 years ago I bought Aster (dark purple) and it has been coming every year. ...

  • Containers on balconies/perennials

    I have a south facing balcony on the 7th floor. Is it possible to have perennials in pots and successfully overwinter them? and if so, which ones are best suited for this purpose?

  • Hoya Flowering?

      I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a ...

  • Nikko Blue and Endless Summer Hydrangeas Not Blooming this Summer

    I have many of these Nikko Blue and Endless Summer hydrangeas at my home in Waterdown, Ontario. Last year they put on a beautiful show and my niece asked me to supply many buckets-full of flowers for her ...

  • Peony First Aid

    Somebody put their bike on my peony bush this week, cracking the stems. Since it was after the blooming, I cut away the broken stems, and cleaned away some weeds, adding promix leftover potting soil, near the perimeter ...