• Horrendous Backyard Weed Attack

    Hi there, My husband destroyed our yard.. he laid dirt over our grass from a walkway he had dug up to lay interlock. He thought it would act as “topsoil” and he could add seed and make it ...

  • Bamboo Plant is Going Through the Cement Foundation

    Our recently purchased house in Whitby has bamboo plants growing against a back (west) wall and the roots are invading and starting to crack the foundation to the point where a shoot just came through into the inside ...

  • Orange Aphids on Milkweed

    My milkweed crop is LOADED, that is completely covered in orange aphids. Should I cut them down, bag them and get rid of them. Where do aphids go in winter. Soil?

  • 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 ...

  • Poison Ivy? No it is Bellflower

    Is this poison ivy in my garden bed? Is the tall flower in between the Hydrangea a weed? Thanks

  • Leaf Eater?

    Something is eating my hosta leaves and has spread to a nearby obedience plant, as well as potato ivy and geranium leaves in a planter. What is it and what is the remedy? Thanks!

  • Red Bugs on my Tree and Walls

    Attached is a picture of a red bug that is all over my neighbours tree and around her house. I now have some on my silver maple as well as starting to crawl up the walls of ...

  • Red and Black Bugs in the Calgary Juniper

    There are numerous red and black bugs on the Calgary Juniper. These are in a shade garden, sandy soil, (dirt) facing north in Toronto. What are they? Are they harmful? What should I do?

  • 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 ...

  • Jackmanii clematis

    The leaves on our Jackmanii clematis are turning black . Please see attached pic