• Plants for a new flower bed

    Hi, I am a volunteer at a community organization in Toronto and we are looking into creating a small flower bed on the property. I was just wondering what types of flowers, or other plants you could recommend that we ...

  • Transplanting an aruncus

    I am in zone 5, in Kingston, ON. 4 years ago I planted 2 astilbes on either side of a purpleleaf sandcherry tree. It turned out that one of the astilbes was actually an aruncus! It is beautiful, but way ...

  • Caryopteris wilting in centre and on one side.

    My 12 year old Caryopteris has several branches with leaves that are wilting and dropping off - in the centre and to one side of the plant.  What is the problem and how do I deal with it?  There are no ...

  • Perennial id – Globeflower

    I purchased this lovely flowering perennial at the May sale but have lost the identifying card. What is it called.

  • Plant id – Centaurea dealbata

    This plant grows in semi shade, is about 2 1/2 ft tall & has a pink flower, similar to bee's balm, in bloom now. I have tried to figure out what it is but had no luck.  

  • Perennials to plant with Flamingo willow

    What can I plant with flamingo willow for colour. I live in Port Colborne On.. I get afternoon sun, and soil is dry.

  • Is it necessary to divide mums?

    I have a mass of mums that originated from a fall planting about 4 years ago. Presently, it is about 1 meter in diameter with no voids. Eventually, it's mere size will necessitate dividing; however, do I risk the centre ...

  • Mammoth lupine

    Hi I have a clump of lupines and one of the stalks is huge - Stem is 3" wide (like a very think lasagna noodle) with more than 14 leaf stems coming off this main stem. The Flower head is over ...

  • Astilbe with greenish-yellow leaves

    I've had two small perennial astilbe for two years. This year the neighbouring hosta leaves are shading the lower part of the astilbe so I removed some of the hosta leaves. I discovered that although the upper unshaded astilbe leaves ...

  • Cardinal flower troubles

    Last summer, over 30 Cardinal Flower plants (Lobelia cardinalis) were effected by some sort of disease or insect problem in the garden. The garden bed that they were growing in receives ...