• Seed Stratification

    I am late to the game in preparing my wild bergamot seeds for planting. It's now the last week of April and I understand I should have put them in a cold moist environment weeks ago. Is there ...

  • Greenery/Shrubs for Shade and Tough Soil- Gail

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I have a spot in my back garden in Toronto (south facing), it is about 6-8ft by 2ft. It is under a big tree and next to my ...

  • Delosperma Species – Yellow Ice Plant

    I just read about Yellow Ice Plant.  I read they grow in California. I read that it can live in zone 3-9.  My question is - do you think it will be ok to plant it in Toronto? Any ...

  • Moss in Garden Beds

    My sunny garden beds have Moss growing in them. Is this bad? Should I get rid of it for reasons other that “looks” and can I compost it? Many thanks.

  • Multiple Clematis in One Spot?

    Hello from Toronto's East end ( Riverdale ISH area). I have a very sunny yard, sloping southwards and sandy soil... I have had a Dutchman's Pipe and I am taking it out as the roots are creeping all ...

  • Plant Identification

    I am looking for help with identifying this plant. It is newly emerging (mid April) in a garden bed in Toronto, Ontario. There are many of them, concentrated in one area. The bed is in partial shade under ...

  • Common Milk Weed

    I am located in southern Ontario zone 6a (or 6b not sure) and I am planting a cottage/pollinator garden. Last year I planted two different varieties of milk weed, an orange variety and a white blossomed one. My question is, ...

  • Tall, Semi-Shade, Long Blooming Perennials

    We'd like to add some interest to our perennials gardens. What do you recommend that is: tall semi-shade long blooming perennials thanks

  • Creeping Thyme

    Your previous answer was so impressive. It did demonstrate great knowledge. I have another questions about Creeping thyme. I would appreciate if you can answer them for me 1) What is the color of ground hugging and mounding thyme? 2) You said mounding ...

  • White Azalea Care

    Here is a picture of my 25 year old azalea. It has been in full bloom since the end of January 2018 (it is now March 25). For the last few years I've dug a hole ...