• Planting Between Pyramid Cedar

    Front of house, under a maple tree, against sandy soil foundation. Previous try’s included Annabelle hydrangeas, bobo hydrangeas, and now limelight’s.... all have not done well. Colour palette is rose. Other plants include, potentillia(white) PeeGee tree, burning ...

  • Weak Flower Stems

    I'm in Zone 5. Flower garden is in full sun. The soil was brought in in two distinct batches to make the flower bed. It is all quite clayey, one half worse than the other. It's awful stuff! ...

  • Autumn Joy Sedums

    I have 2 large sedums that are flourishing in my southern facing garden. I cut the plants back each winter and they come back each year with a huge number of healthy looking flower buds that are starting ...

  • False Indigo

    On May 15 I planted seeds indoors for False Indigo. It has taken approximately eight weeks for the seeds to germinate. About 1/3 of them are 3 inches high, another third are about an inch and a half ...

  • Ajuga – will it survive Zone 3 winter?

    I am wondering if Ajuga would winter in Central Alberta I believe we are Zone 3. Looking for plants to fill a shaded dry bed. Seldom gets rain , so plants are watered. Lily of the Valley growing, but would ...

  • Planting Under Oak Trees

    Please tell me what can grow under a big oak tree. The soil is shallow and much limestone in the area... grass doesn't grow. Is there a tall perennial flower? Or ground cover with flowers?

  • Something’s eating my Baptisia australis

    I planted my large healthy specimen, from a reliable nursery, less than a month ago. Now a handful of branches have round bites on the leaves. (See leaves below.) Please advise. (I have hort oil, and slug ...

  • Phlox

    What mildew resistant phlox would you recommend for part shade ?

  • Alien Invasion

      The plant in the attached picture is slowly taking over my garden. I don't know what it is, and it seems to choke out the plants I want to keep. Any ideas ...

  • Ground Cover Under Tree – Creeping sedum

    Please will you kindly tell me what is the name of this ground cover plant which has tiny yellow flowers. Also it is growing on the side of my maple tree, in the cravices and I ...