• garlic mustard and dog strangling vine

    Hi, I live in Georgina and have a shady natural wood that now is full of lily-of-the-valley, herb robert, flowering shrubs, some primroses and a lot of garlic mustard and strangling dog vine. How can I control the ...

  • Peony with tobacco rattle virus

    I think I have tobacco rattle virus on a peony. It is only on certain leaves. Do I need to destroy the entire plant? If so could I wait until after it blooms?

  • Mysterious Weed

    HELP! I'm unable to identify this weed. I spotted one growth a few years ago and now it took over 1/4 of our garden, it grows everywhere, even between stones (we have no grass) Any information would be ...

  • Field Horsetail Invasion (Equisetum)

    I can't find anything on this weed, can't identify it. Looks like a small evergreen and it has rhizomes, so can't really pull them out, they just come back. What can I do? It has spread almost a 1/3 of ...

  • Lily of the Valley invasion

    Hello, Lily of the Valley are invading my garden. It comes from the back neighbors yard. I tried digging a trench at the back at the fence and put a plastic barrier, nothing is working. Is it permitted to ...

  • Eradicating Houttuynia Cordata Chameleon “Fish Mint”

    I made the mistake of planting some "chameleon plant" a couple of years ago and it has absolutely taken over. I need to permanently eradicate it and spent a couple of hours today with my "loop weeder" which ...

  • Dandelion mulching or disposal?

    I have been served dandelions as a salad, but wonder about whether they can be mulched in the hot sun, so they can be reused as mulch? Do they have to be discarded outside the yard? If they’re dug ...

  • Bamboo like plant (Jean)

    My daughter has a plant, very invasive, that resembles bamboo canes but are reddish and the leaves do not look like what you expect them to. They are much broader and form an arrow like appearance at the ...

  • Managing this weed and attracting bees

    I live in southern Etobicoke and we have a vegetable garden and couple of flower beds with perennials. We have rather sandy soil with clay deposits. Our area is just north of Lake Shore Blvd and we seem to enjoy ...

  • Poison Ivy?

    My son was in the back yard and emerged with hives. Is this poison ivy?